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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.

visionCATS Splash Screen
  • 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.

visionCATS 3.0 Enhancements:

  • A new, modern design including High DPI support.

  • Flexible docking system where windows can be floating, docked, grouped, fixed or hidden automatically.

  • Revamped global lists editor.

  • Remarks and reports tab support in method files, so it is now possible for reports to be generated for method files.

  • Selection of ‘in-progress’ items in Explorer window, a shortcut is created to access analysis files that are running or have recently been completed directly from the Explorer window.

  • Database updated to SQL Server 2017

HPTLC Analysis – Made Easy

Create your own method with a few mouse clicks

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Guided Analysis

Select a method and visionCATS will guide you

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Sample View

All available data related to the sample are displayed

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Plate Preview

Provides an overview of steps and samples of an analysis or method incl. instrument parameters and thumbnails of the acquired image

File Explorer

Search entry for name, ID or keyword; file results; preview of a selected analysis with the thumbnail of the captured images

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Profile Comparison

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.

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Ordering Information, Accessories and Parts
Part Number
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version including access and control of all instruments - 1 server and 1 client, Instrument Diagnostics (xQ), Analytical reports - Access to method library. Needs to be bought separately and is not included in any Ultimate Package
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: visionCATS Ultimate combining: Visualizer Ultimate Package (028.2000) Scanner Ultimate Package (028.3000) CAMAG HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version (028.0000) needs to be purchased separately.
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Ultimate Package combining all CAMAG Visualizer Packages, including: Visualizer Qualitative Package (028.2010) Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package (028.2020).
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Qualitative Package
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Visualizer Enhanced Evaluation Package
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Scanner Ultimate Package Multi Wavelength Feature, Spectrum Scanning and Quantification Package CAMAG HPTLC Software visionCATS Basic Version (028.0000) needs to be purchased separately.
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Option "21 CFR Part 11"
CAMAG® HPTLC Software visionCATS: Option "Export of Data"
visionCATS license for a second client
visionCATS license for a third, fourth and fifth client, each
visionCATS license for a sixth and all subsequent clients, each
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