Developing test plan and management system for leading scientific database provider.
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The Client is a leading supplier of discovery, collaboration, and knowledge enterprise solutions, desktop software, scientific databases and consulting services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. The Company provides Enterprise solutions, desktop software, scientific databases, and professional services for biotechnology, drug discovery and chemical research, including software, databases, and web sites which enable customers to create, analyze and communicate chemical, biological, and scientific information more effectively.
Company's products are used primarily in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries, as well as in higher education and in academic and government research. The company's principal software offering Chem & Bio office suites which includes molecule sketching tool for biology and chemistry entities, Chemistry and bioassay related databases and Electronic Lab Notebook is the de facto standard and primary communication tool on the chemist's desktop used for the analysis and property predictions of the chemical and biological entities. The Scientific Databases bring a wealth of chemical information to the desktop. Searching through these databases by chemical names, structures, physical data, suppliers, safety data, and literature references enables research information organizations to deploy application and information solutions using Internet, intranet, and extranet technologies.
The collection, storage, and use of chemical and biological information is one of the cornerstones of modern scientific research. Scientists routinely rely on information from a wide array of sources to help them plan their research. Such information includes reaction pathways, chemical properties, sourcing, and biological assay results, or toxicological information. This information is searchable with a single query by structure, substructure, name, synonym, partial name, and other text and numeric selection criteria.
|Chemical properties database||Structure-searchable encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Monographs on single substances and related groups of compounds cover chemical, generic, and brand names; registry numbers; physical data and literature references; structures and stereochemistry; toxicity information; and therapeutic uses.|
|Drug pipeline database||Structure-Searchable candidates in various stages of drug development. Up-to-date details of phase of development, originator and licensees; References from the scientific and medical literature, as well as press announcements, tradeshows, and conference.|
|Commercially available chemicals database||Chemicals from chemical manufacturers and distributors, featuring complete catalogs of major world suppliers of fine research, specialty, and industrial chemicals.|
|Chemical reference database||Extensive chemical reference for finding general information about commonly used compounds, such as structure, name, molecular weight, CAS Registry Number, synonyms, and physical data (melting point, boiling point, vapor pressure, etc.) Allows 2-D as well as 3-D searching.|
|Chemical reactions database||Includes literature citations, products, reactants, solvent and catalyst data, yields, and reaction conditions.|
The business requirement of the client was to develop a test strategy, test plan and management system to test the Data as well as the Functionality for different Chemistry and Drug Databases and turned to Q3 to execute the same. The product needed to be tested on Windows platform with data residing in Access and Oracle. To test the product, testers with the domain knowledge and thorough with the testing process were required.
Testing the Chemistry and Drug databases specifically refers to data continuity, structural relevance, functionality with the data, and Database integration with the data. Working closely with the client, Q3 developed a stable and reliable test strategy and test plan for the entire range of Databases. Deployed resources to meet the needs of a client and identified and assembled an agile team consisting of experienced testers with domain expertise and QA exposure.