Discngine launched Qualification at SLAS Europe 2018
This summer, Discngine concluded a 2-year Research and Development project by launching a new product at the SLAS Europe conference 2018, the first European meeting of the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening. The product is a web application called Discngine Qualification.
After attending workshops and events around lab automation, Discngine members identified a recurrent issue in laboratories: the qualification of liquid handling systems (to make sure robotic platforms work within supplier acceptance thresholds).
Indeed, it is important for scientists to be sure their equipment is well qualified not only during one “job” but during a complete project (or campaign). The precision and accuracy of pipetting operations in laboratories may influence the assay results and can, therefore, have a direct impact on critical decisions taken in a project. Furthermore, scientists need to be able to trust the quality of their acquired data.
Discngine Qualification enables scientists to validate the precision and accuracy of their liquid handling systems over time. The application is workflow-based and allows users easily capture their raw data and validate their robotic processes in real operating conditions. The software combines colorimetry and gravimetry analyses for a more precise performance evaluation and displays results in control charts. After defining qualification requirements, control charts allow users to easily identify drifts and to assess the quality of maintenance operations. Finally, QA/QC results can be shared with colleagues, partners, customers and robotic manufacturers thanks to the cloud implementation.
Discngine offers three monthly subscription plans based on the number of analyses the user wishes to publish . A published analysis is an analysis the user conducted and decided to add to the results history in the application (allowing to build control charts). A free version is available and offers 12 published analyses per year, it is the perfect plan to try the application and its numerous features.