OneLab is getting better!

We hope you like it.

It is the result of 3 months of teamwork, carefully reviewing, and digesting, your valuable feedback. Every aspect of OneLab has been carefully evaluated and refined, resulting in a significant improvement in its overall performance. For example, particular attention has been paid to the stabilization and smooth running of the protocol designer and experiment runner.

A big thank you for your invaluable feedback, as we continue to improve the quality of the platform, and ensure a market leading user experience.

 

📗 New application from Valitacell: Valita™TITER Antibody Quantitation 

In our constant effort to share free ready-to-use protocols, we are proud to announce that our partner Valitacell’s brand new Valita®TITER assay is now published in our protocol library.
This assay provides biopharmaceutical companies with a rapid, robust and reproducible solution for accurate IgG quantification throughout drug manufacturing.

Learn more about the Valita™TITER Antibody Quantitation assay
 
 

🧪 Labware from Brooks Life Sciences in OneLab catalog: 4ti PCR plates

In order to provide the most accurate and straightforward way to describe protocols, we are working closely with labware manufacturers in order to add their consumables to the OneLab labware catalog.
We are partnering with Brooks Life Sciences, and are in the process of adding labware from their catalog. In this release of OneLab, 4ti PCR plates have been added and there will be more to come in the upcoming versions.

Brooks strategic relationship with Andrew Alliance will make it much easier for researchers to take greater advantage of the wide range of cutting-edge consumables that they supply to the life science industry.

 

Labware movement calculation during experiments

Leveraging the capabilities of lab devices in our connected ecosystem requires not only accurate control during a manual run, or in synchronization with a robotic system, but also strict management of moving labware during the experiment.

How does it work?

During your experiment, OneLab will automatically generate a labware movement step when necessary so there is no need to design it in your protocol, all the calculation is done by OneLab to optimize your workflow once you execute it.

Labware movement could be done manually or using our new
Microplate Gripper and Column Gripper, if available on your Andrew+ tool stand.

Visual guidance when there is no connected tool available
(so the movement of labware has to be conducted by the operator)

Monitoring of Andrew+ when a gripper is used


 

  

Heat/cool action: Temperature management update

Temperature management is a key factor in the majority of biological and chemical methods so we improved the definition of the action to enable more control and flexibility:

• Option to preheat/precool your device before putting the labware in it

How does it work ?

1. Check the option in the heat/cool action 

2. Depending of your setup, we will guide you, or control your connected device during the experiment, in order to make sure it has reached the desired temperature before putting the labware in it.
 

• Option to remove labware at the end of your temperature step

How does it work ?

1. Check the option in the heat/cool action

2.  A labware movement step is added at the end of this action in order to remove the labware from its device (action that can be conducted by the user or automatically with a labware gripper).

  

• Providing user with improved guidance depending on the temperature

OneLab will automatically adapt its visual guidance based on the temperature described in your protocol. Please note that temperatures exceeding 20°C are considered as ‘heating’ and temperatures less than 20°C are considered as ‘cooling’.


 

Optional action duration feature

You will no longer be forced to add a duration when describing your protocol step.

How does it work?

1. Uncheck the duration option

2. Your action will end automatically after the embedded steps are finished and will not rely on a timer

  

Improvements

Experiment runner

  • We integrated an OLM estimated time inside OneLab’s experiment duration timer,
    enabling an even more accurate assessment of the percentage progress of an
    experiment.
  • Timer action will be automatically triggered during execution.

Pairing/Device installation

  • During the device installation, it is now possible to configure advanced network parameters (e.g. DNS, Subnet Mask, ...); that allow connected devices access to all
    lab network configuration.

Protocol designer

  • Purity classification in our labware catalog has been improved, enabling OneLab to better identify labware that matches user needs.

Bug fixes

Protocol designer 

  • We optimised the protocol designer for iPad and tactile users.

Device management interface

  • More detailed information about individual devices is now provided.

Execution setup selector

  • When the required pipette is missing, OneLab will display the whole volume range that needs to be handled (and display “nL” when it’s the case).
  • Safari users will no longer encounter interface glitches.
  • Estimation times have been refined based on our collective observation of usage.
  • Heating/cooling and the application of a magnetic field applying are now fully managed for both manual and automated operation.
  • We refined the compatibility issues message when biologists use multi-volume pipetting.

Experiment preparation interface

  • One error message will be raised when you remove a tool during the preparation of an experiment (material list, bench preparation if applicable).

Experiment monitor for Pipette+

  • Resynchronization following a loss in connection is now fully managed.

Experiment monitor for Andrew+

  • In an experiment using many connected devices, issues relating to the device activity display have now been fully addressed.
  • Timing displays including the oncoming user action time are now more accurate.

Content

Connected tools

Added: Microplate Gripper by Andrew Alliance

The gripper enables microplates to be seamlessly moved from one location to another within the Andrew+ workspace, according to the protocol design.

  • Compatible with classic microplate SBS formats
  • Can ONLY be used with the Andrew+ robot

Contact Andrew Alliance for more information

Connected devices

Added: 50mL Tube Magnet+ (518.5500) by Andrew Alliance

  • No need for centrifugation or vacuum manifolds, which can be a bottleneck in many automated processes.
  • Active vertical pelleting movement guarantees consistency between small and large volume labware.
  • Connected to OneLab by Wi-Fi/Ethernet for remote control and tracking.
  • Separation can be achieved in large volume solutions using Corning Falcon 50mL tubes.
  • Can be used manually, in combination with Pipette+ or directly with Andrew+
    (like a Domino).

Contact Andrew Alliance for more information


Added: 96-PCR Plate Magnet+ (518.5600) by Andrew Alliance 

  • No need for centrifugation or vacuum manifolds, which can be a bottleneck in many automated processes.
  • Active vertical pelleting movement guarantees consistency between small and large volume labware.
  • Connected to OneLab by Wi-Fi/Ethernet for remote control and tracking.
  • Separation can be achieved in large volume solutions using Corning Falcon 50mL tubes.
  • Can be used manually, in combination with Pipette+ or directly with Andrew+
    (like a Domino).

Contact Andrew Alliance for more information

Added: Vacuum+ (518.6000) by Andrew Alliance

  • Seamless connectivity with OneLab via Wi-Fi/Ethernet, ensuring intelligent, fully remote, operation and tracking.
  • Enhanced vacuum control valve designed for use with Waters Oasis Extraction Cartridges, allows for easy drop removal.
  • Precision-machined Delrin cover with alignment posts for quick and easy alignment with microplate.
  • Vacuum gauge placement on cover, not in fluid path, allows for quick and easy waste removal at bottom by vacuum.

Contact Andrew Alliance for more information

📗 OneLab library protocols

New quick start open-source protocols are now available in the OneLab library:

Labware

  • Added: Eppendorf 1.5 mL clear Safe-Lock tube 0030120086
  • Added: Corning® 1.2 mL cluster tube, 8-strip format 732-5555
  • Added: Fisherbrand™ 0.5 mL free-standing microtube  02682559
  • Added: Cryo.s™ 2 mL external thread tube™ 126263
  • Added: Nalgene™ 15 mL round HDPE bottle 342002-9050 
  • Added: Nalgene™ 60 mL round narrow-mouth HDPE bottle 342089-0002 
  • Added: Nalgene™ 125 mL round narrow-mouth HDPE bottle 342089-0004 
  • Added: WHEATON® 500 µL 96-medium well U-bottom µLplate® 07-2100 

Domino (labware holder for Andrew+) 

  • Added: 2 mL Cryotube rack Domino (218.3541)
  • Added: Nalgene™ 15mL Bottle Domino (218.3451)
  • Added: Nalgene™ 60mL Bottle Domino (218.3481)
  • Added: Nalgene™ 125mL Bottle Domino (218.3511)
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