About the Authors

Martin Christner

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Christner, Dirk Dressler

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Dirk Dressler

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Christner, Dirk Dressler

d.dressler@biotesys.de

Affiliation Biotesys GmbH, Esslingen, Germany

Mark Andrian

‡ These authors also contributed equally to the work.

Affiliation ArsNova GmbH, Esslingen, Germany

Claudia Reule

‡ These authors also contributed equally to the work.

Affiliation Biotesys GmbH, Esslingen, Germany

Orlando Petrini

‡ These authors also contributed equally to the work.

Affiliations POLE Pharma Consulting, Breganzona, Switzerland, Swiss Technical Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Competing Interests

MC declares no competing financial interests. DD and CR work with BioTeSys GmbH offering services based on the software. MA markets the software and services based upon. OP declares no competing financial interest. These interests do not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MC DD OP. Data curation: MC. Formal analysis: MC DD. Investigation: MC DD. Methodology: MC. Project administration: DD. Resources: MC MA. Software: MA. Supervision: DD OP. Validation: MC DD OP. Visualization: MC. Writing – original draft: MC DD CR OP. Writing – review & editing: MC DD CR OP.