4th February 2019 Content supplied by: Gilson, Inc. USA
TRACKMAN® Connected Automatically Records Every Pipetting Step
Gilson has made TRACKMAN® Connected publicly available following a limited release program at the Society of Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2019 International Conference & Exhibition.
Previously, Gilson launched the Gilson Connect platform with its first two Bluetooth®-enabled, smart liquid handling devices: TRACKMAN® Connected, an all-in-one kit with a tablet, apps and accessories, and the PIPETMAN® M Connected electronic pipette. TRACKMAN® Connected automatically records every step of the protocol executed with the PipettePilot app. Researchers can create reports of all pipetting actions as well as the environmental conditions in which they have been completed. This report can then be saved to SciNote, an electronic lab notebook (ELN), which provides a more convenient and permanent alternative to paper notebooks.
Gilson sought to optimize Gilson Connect for the research community by rapidly incorporating feedback from early-access customers in a series of three releases. This led to more than a dozen upgrades to TRACKMAN Connected that were directly fueled by partnering with researchers in the lab.
The TRACKMAN Connected kit comes preloaded with PipettePilotTM, which guides researchers through pipetting protocols and displays the next well on the plate to pipette. It provides a new functionality that reminds scientists to pre-wet their pipettes, a best practice for more accurate and precise results. Additionally, to help increase traceability of the materials used in their experiment, scientists can now scan or type in batch serial numbers for microplates, tips, or other devices into their reports. Users can also use the tablet to take photographs of their microplate, their solution, or the bar codes on their pipette tip racks for easier, faster, and more comprehensive recording. Finally, scientists can make their experiments easier to replicate by sharing their pipetting protocols on SciNote’s free ELN.
Because pipetting is more than just using proper technique, the new application PipetteScopeTM lets scientists know exactly when to calibrate their PIPETMAN M Connected. This app provides researchers access to their calibration history and gives them the ability to request service appointments. Lab managers can also use this app to monitor the electronic pipette’s usage, including the different modes used, to optimize the lab workflow. PipetteScope comes preloaded in the TRACKMAN Connected kit and is also available on Google Play for all PIPETMAN M Connected users.
Date Published: 4th February 2019
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