The Client

Emulate creates living products for understanding how diseases, medicines, chemicals, and foods affect human health. Their Organs-on-Chips technology, which places human cells in micro-engineered environments, provides researchers with a new platform that predicts human response more accurately than cell culture or animal models.

"Vitalsphere's expertise in building custom backend systems and designing and developing our responsive website and web app was truly outstanding. Their collaborative and innovative approach made the entire process seamless and efficient. We couldn't be happier with the results and highly recommend their services!"

-Marty Laurita, Principle, User Experience Design


Emulate contacted us in the hope that we could add functionality to their website and web applications while maintaining their brand standards. We’ve improved their website, built custom back-end content management systems, built a custom web app, and created a robust design library with components that can be directly pulled into their codebase, enabling interface changes to be immediately propagated throughout their applications.


Supported Platforms


Web Development
Architecture Design
Technical Documentation
Performance and Optimization
Error Reporting
Code Reviews
Product Analytics
Design System


WP Engine
OneLogin API
Mandrill API
BigCommerce API
Zendesk API

Website and Backend Systems

A custom website with a custom backend to manage it


We worked with Emulate’s designers to update their existing WP Engine website by coding pixel-perfect responsive front-ends and performing quality assurance testing on all major browsers.


Improved page performance

A new navigation menu

Navigation menuFooter

A new footer

Parallax effects

ParallaxScroll Animations

Scroll-triggered animation effects

We built custom PHP modules for their back-end to customize almost every aspect of their website, minimizing the need for them to hire developers to make minor changes to text, images, animations, and layouts.


Web App

A Help Center, an eCommerce Store, and More

We built a web application that functions as a help center, enabling Emulate’s customers to create accounts, review scientific protocols, view FAQs, submit and manage tickets, and buy Emulate’s products through an eCommerce store. Additionally, we built back-end systems for Emulate to manage users, permissions, and invites.

Help AppHelp Center

Pattern Library

A Design System Built For Code

Working with Emulate’s designers, we helped design and coded a Vue.js pattern library that enables interface components to be directly pulled into code. This enables a robust and extensible development cycle whereby any interface changes can be immediately propagated throughout Emulate’s applications.

Pattern Library