CAMAG visionCATS Software - for HPTLC analysis

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visionCATS stands for ease of use and intuitive simplicity. The software organizes the workflow of HPTLC, controls the involved CAMAG instruments, and manages data.

The easy to navigate user interface effectively guides the user through the chromatographic process – from definition of samples and substances to reporting of results. Simply select one of the default methods and start working: fill in the sequence table, select a mobile phase and the derivatization reagent.

If necessary modify detection parameters. Then visionCATS will guide you. Creating your own method is easy as well: just select the desired steps. The new sample-oriented approach allows for creating virtual plates from tracks originating from different plates, e.g. for batch-to-batch comparison or long-term stability testing.

With visionCATS relevant samples can be located easier and faster than ever: a powerful search tool within the file explorer that includes extended preview functionalities enables the user to easily search for text and date, samples, methods, and analysis files.

Key Features

Image Comparison Viewer

With the Image Comparison Viewer tracks originating from the same or different plates and/or different detection modes can be compared on the same screen side by side.

Image Enhancement Tools

visionCATS supports low-noise, high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) and includes a comprehensive set of Image Enhancement Tools.

Scanning Densitometry and Spectral Evaluation

Following their chromatographic separation substances on the plate can be measured by Scanning Densitometry. Recording of UV/Vis spectra and their comparison with reference spectra allows identification.

Quantitative Analysis

To determine the substance concentration in a sample after densitometric or image analysis, five different quantification functions (e.g. linear and polynomial regression modes) are available. Several scanning steps and up to five different evaluations can be performed in one analysis file.

HPTLC Method Library

For seamless import of validated methods and images of standards and reference materials, visionCATS provides a free of charge HPTLC Method Library for licensed users.

Regulatory Compliance

visionCATS supports compliance with cGMP/cGLP and 21 CFR Part 11.

State-of-the-art Software Architecture

visionCATS is based on a client/server system, enabling scalability from a single workstation to a multi-user lab network.

Documentation with CAMAG TLC Visualizer

Controlled by visionCATS, the CAMAG TLC Visualizer can generate low-noise, high-dynamic-range images (HDRI). These images can be separated into tracks representing single samples. Any sample that has ever been analyzed can be directly compared with any other sample using the Image Comparison Viewer. Samples can be rearranged and compared to reference substances or samples, independent of their plate origin. Also 3D profiles of images can be generated.

The comprehensive set of Image Enhancement Tools in the Data View exploits the TLC Visualizer’s full potential. Images are automatically captured based on an optimized control of the illumination and parameters specified in the HPTLC method. Sophisticated algorithms guarantee the highest image quality for identification of even the weakest zones. The Data View allows visual evaluation of a plate in different illumination modes and offers a broad range of helpful tools, e.g. the RF tool displays the RF value of zones on the digital image, or a rectangular and/or linear zoom function.

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  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - for HPTLC analysis
  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - TLC Steps
  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - Analysis
  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - Method Library
  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - Plate Preview
  • CAMAG visionCATS Software - Scanner Evaluation




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