šŸŽ„ Step-by-step guidelines reloaded

Documenting a protocol is a key factor for great diffusion and reproducibility of experimental methods.


From now on, OneLab allows designers of protocols to add multimedia resources in the guidelines of user actions as well as in the additional guidelines of the other actions such as Pipetting, Shaking, etc.

In the same way, text formatting has also been improved, with different font levels, styles, alignments, bullet lists, etc.

Example of text with graphic illustration:

Adding multimedia guidelines into protocol description

During the execution, the operator/technician will have access to this information, as illustrated in this video clip:

(Video clip found here: https://www.pexels.com/video/blood-samples-placed-in-specimen-tubes-4074364/)

Visual guidance during experiment with informational video clip

Note: The pictures and videos have to be stored in an external hosting service.

Please refer to this article for using for example OneDrive to host the resources within your network: Hosting videos or images for your protocol step guidelines (multiple solutions)

šŸ§² Magnetic field action update

The Apply magnetic field action now takes into account the duration needed by the magnetic field to capture all the beads to form a single pellet.

How does it work?

1. Enter your bead capture duration in the action form

2. During execution, the user will now have to wait until the beads are captured before moving forward with the subsequent pipetting steps.

The magnetic field will be removed when the embedded actions are done (for example here, after the pipetting step).

šŸ§Ŗ Select multiple labware in one click

No more hassle with drag & dropping several labware (especially tubes) one at a time when describing an action!
You will now be able, in a single click, to add a full labware suite.

How does it work?

1. Make sure that your labware have the same type AND same base name followed by a numbered suffix.

Remember that you can use the import of reagents at start from an external source.

2. Create an action, a pipetting step for example

3. Drag-n-drop one of the labware of the group and then click on the Add labware suite button as described below:

Improvements

Protocol designer

  • Some customers request to be able to add a short pause between the dispense and the blow-out (to reduce dripping of liquid in some cases) so we introduce a new option in the pipetting action form.

Note: OneLab will automatically adapt manual visual guidance or connected device control to match the experiment execution within this option.

  • The visual representation of the racks in the OneLab labware catalog was reviewed in order to improve the browsing experience.
  • In the labware catalog detail page, the rack part number is now featured alongside the labware part number.

Device management

  • In the device detail page, it is now possible to remove a Domino from its associated device.

Content

Labware

  • Added: Firmenich, 20 mL C15 B glass vial
  • Added: FLAVER, 30 mL glass vial
  • Added: FLAVER, 60 mL glass vial
  • Added: AxygenĀ® 1.1 mL 96-round deep well U-bottom plate
  • Added: CorningĀ® 2 mL 96-square deep well V-bottom plate
  • Added: Clickbio, VBLOK 200 mL V-bottom reservoir
  • Added: EndoGradeĀ® 5 mL glass test tube 800050
  • Added: Qubitā„¢ 0.5 mL assay tube Q32856

Domino (labware holder for Andrew+)

  • Added: Cooled 1.5mL Microtube Domino (218.2451)
  • Added: 20 mL C15 B glass vial Domino (218.3601)
  • Added: FLAVER 30mL glass vial Domino (218.3631)
  • Added: FLAVER 60mL glass vial Domino (218.3661)
  • Updated: FrameStarĀ® 0.1 mL 96-well skirted low profile PCR plate, white wells is now compatible with: Microplate Domino (218.2002), 96-PCR plate Magnet+ (518.5600), 96-PCR plate Peltier+ (518.4600) and Microplate Shaker+ (518.4000).

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