Breeze: an integrated quality control and data analysis application for high-throughput drug screening

2020 Bioinformatics  
High throughput screening (HTS) enables systematic testing of thousands of chemical compounds for potential use as investigational and therapeutic agents. HTS experiments are often conducted in multi-well plates that inherently bear technical and experimental sources of error. Thus, HTS data processing requires the use of robust quality control procedures before analysis and interpretation. Here, we have implemented an open-source analysis application, Breeze, an integrated quality control and
more » ... ata analysis application for HTS data. Furthermore, Breeze enables a reliable way to identify individual drug sensitivity and resistance patterns in cell lines or patient-derived samples for functional precision medicine applications. The Breeze application provides a complete solution for data quality assessment, dose-response curve fitting and quantification of the drug responses along with interactive visualization of the results. The Breeze application with video tutorial and technical documentation is accessible at; the R source code is publicly available at under GNU General Public License v3.0.
doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa138 pmid:32119072 pmcid:PMC7267830 fatcat:kqstvjud3jcafgfafs33vnntly