From samples to results: Sharing information with breeders and testers, preparing automata plates, monitoring the workflow
Analytical laboratories process and analyze samples collected from living material. Analytical laboratories support field researchers when the parameters of the processing chain must be studied and/or when results on final products must be combined with characteristics of the raw material.
The data or products that it generates are essential for the researchers for data analysis and decision making. RnDExp™ helps analytical laboratories better communicate with their researcher partners (e.g. breeders and agronomists) information of interest.
These days the laboratories use many different types of automata. These machines have the advantage of being faster and more consistent compared to manual work. As a result, each sample generates an important amount of data that laboratories take in charge to analyze and make available or just communicate to researchers who will be responsible to combine with information from other sources.
Thanks to the centralized information system RnDExp, all material information can be shared with any activity of the research department, such as samples, plans, tissues, reagents, markers. When researchers declare some analytical analysis from their workstation, the laboratory receives all information necessary to proceed to the analysis, integrated with the material naming used in the breeding program.
RnDExp propose each organization to define
1) the type of samples manipulated e.g. vegetative parts of the plants, DNA extracted, transformed material, with all their characteristics
2) the source from where it has been collected (e.g. identifier of the plant in a field plot, the person who send or prepared the sample)
3) the processing steps it must walk through.
RnDExp is process oriented thanks to flexible tools to select and display distinct information
Yes, there are many features in RnDExp that will remove error hazards:
We help you configure RnDExp™ forms to prepare your sample collection. You have access to some information from the research department (material, traits), you add the information needed for the test (samples, plants, tissues, reagents, markers) and generate automatically a sample collection form. The order of the items can be chosen wisely for you to avoid useless manipulations and therefore avoid errors and save time.
Yes, you can plan, organize and track work advancement per user, resource, work station, laboratory.
Describe your laboratory workstations and transmission of tasks (dilution, mixing, calibration, PCR, automata, data transfers) or materials (plates and wells in blocks). Especially useful for routine work such as production of molecular markers and analytical tests.
Good organization of material identification and recognition is crucial to share real material in a multi area working system. Using labels to identify the source material can be very useful. The process of recognition can be even more optimized with the use of bar codes (managed by RnDExp) particularly to make an inventory of the list of samples shipped to be processed.
Material identification and labels management ensuring the integrity of data and facilitating the work flow are one of the key features included in RnDExp projects.
RnDExp™ is built around key concepts, at its foundation: standardization and involutivity, ensuring consistency of processes and adaptiveness to new technologies. These traits are both useful for biotechnology laboratories independent or not, as they need to be very thorough and reactive to evolutions in biotechnology.
RnDExp can manage multi identification depending on user profiles. Particularly generating generic sample ID which does not translate directly the nature/origin of the sample is possible through specific interfaces. They are only accessible for users in charge of entering results and who do not have the right to know the nature of the sample to ensure the objectivity of results.
Yes, all the laboratory steps can be set up, followed and monitored:
Particularly for genomic sequencing, a stock of reagents and containers can be inventoried, managed and tracked for the preparation of DNA sequences to be analyzed (e.g. PCR steps)
Results can be automatically input in the database from the automata, or imported via Excel files. Then you can visualize, and eventually validate this data. The results are linked to the material and directly accessible from any other workstation (depending on user rights to see this information).
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