Comprehensive user guidance with flexible options
Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1 operates in a single Closed Mode. Color schemes, easy-to-understand icons, and comprehensive help and warning messages guide the user step-by-step through the software.
Control of up to 4 Rotor-Gene Q cyclers and remote access
Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1 controls the Rotor-Gene Q or Rotor-Gene Q MDx cycler, i.e., the software will provide all functions to set up, start and run real-time PCR experiments on up to 4 Rotor-Gene Q or Rotor-Gene Q MDx cyclers in parallel (see figure "Increased lab efficiency
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Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1 can also be used for experiment setup, result approval or reporting on computers not connected to a Rotor-Gene Q or Rotor-Gene Q MDx cycler. In this case, the software can be installed on the user's office computer enabling convenient result review and approval. Alternatively, a computer in the assay setup room may be used for run setup. This networking capability together with secure database management simplifies a variety of everyday tasks.
Fully automated real-time PCR analysis
Automated real-time PCR analysis is the core function of Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1. Rotor-Gene AssayManager analyzes the real-time PCR raw data according to well-defined assay specific rules and generates result reports comprising information on the validity or invalidity of the assay and individual samples.
For QIAGEN validated assays, the unique Automatic Data Scan (AUDAS) compares real-time data with performance characteristics established by statistical methods during assay development. This feature detects assay deviations and artifacts that cannot be monitored by the assay controls alone, ensuring best-in-class, error-free real-time PCR analysis.
Reliable data management
All data from all installations and from all Rotor-Gene Q or Rotor-Gene Q MDx cyclers in your lab are stored in a central database. After analysis, approval and reporting (e.g., as a printout, PDF or LIMS export), data is moved to a common electronic archive. For fast and easy data access of all data at each time point, the database is searchable by using various filter functions.
Secure user management
Different user profiles are available and are password protected (user login is required) for increased security. Operators set up and start a run, while administrators are responsible for managing all assets (e.g., cyclers, assay profiles, users) necessary for working with Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1. Approvers accept or reject the results of a run and release the data of an experiment. Assignment of these dedicated user roles enables optimal use of resources for your laboratory tasks.
Support of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1 includes specific features that support the technical requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, enabling use of an electronic records system. User accounts are password-protected, including special security requirements, and all user actions are documented in an audit trail that can be filtered and printed out. The Rotor-Gene AssayManager 2.1 audit trail is designed based on guidelines in FDA CFR Title 21, Part 11 Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures.
Software that meets the demands of routine testing applications — today and tomorrow
Rotor-Gene AssayManager v2.1 standardizes procedures such as cycler control and data storage, helping to reduce the burden of multiple standard operating procedures and simplifying laboratory documentation (see figure " Standardized workflow
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