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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.
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.
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.
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.
visionCATS 2.4 Enhancements:
New reporting system, ability to configure the global styles and to define custom report templates for analysis and comparisons
Automatic SST detection and check
In evaluation: Reproducibility support, limit test support, and track profile subtraction in evaluation integration
New "Remarks" tab in analysis
Manual detector mode and partial scan support for Scanner 3 and Scanner 4 steps
New "Server only" option available when installing visionCATS
ADC 2 manual control support
Major performance improvements on large visionCATS installations
HPTLC Analysis – Made Easy
Create your own method with a few mouse clicks
Select a method and visionCATS will guide you
All available data related to the sample are displayed
Provides an overview of steps and samples of an analysis or method incl. instrument parameters and thumbnails of the acquired image
Search entry for name, ID or keyword; file results; preview of a selected analysis with the thumbnail of the captured images
Based on the sample oriented approach pursued with visionCATS, it is possible to compare profiles of samples developed in different analyses. The comparison can be performed in different display modes and allows the application of integration parameters.