ProcScan is used when working with large size plates either for colony counting or for the measurement of inhibition zones on plates which are too large to fit inside the ProtoCOL 3.
The ProcScan can be connected to a ProtoCOL 3 or a stand alone computer that is running the ProtoCOL 3 software.
When larger plates are being utilised, simply use the ProcScan scanner which can work with plates of up to 300 x 300mm. Images of these plates are scanned directly into the ProtoCOL 3 or the separate PC. Large format plates such as SRD with large grid arrays can easily be scanned and imaged with ProcScan. This combined with the ProtoCOL 3 software makes the reading of these large plates fast, simple and accurate.
Using the ProScan enables you to use all the features of the ProtoCOL 3 software but on larger size samples.
The ProcScan can either be used by connecting it directly to a ProtoCOL 3 or by connecting to a stand alone PC which is running ProtoCOL 3 software.
More and more laboratories require IQ/OQ/PQ verification these days. Synbiosis's IQ/OQ/PQ procedures take the user through each step in the verification of a Synbiosis system in meeting the demands of the laboratory, regulatory compliances and standard operational procedures (SOP). These simple procedures allow the user to verify that a system meets defined installation, quality and performance specifications.
Installation Qualification (IQ)
This verifies that when a system is unpacked it conforms with all purchasing, shipping and unpacking documents. Once this procedure has been followed the system is then ready for the operational check process.
Operational Qualification (OQ)
This procedure establishes if the system meets all the operation and functionality specifications. An operational test is also included at this stage.
Performance Qualification (PQ)
A performance check will establish if the system meets the specification for the nature of the purpose it was intended for. This is verified by using a simple target to establish if the system can meet performance criteria.
Each set of IQ/OQ/PQ documents contains a complete set of procedures and checklists for following the verification steps. Included with each ‘pack’ is a simple calibration device (target image) so that the performance of the system can be checked against the PQ requirements. Each set of documents is unique to a particular system and has to be ordered with the system itself. The document pack has full instructions for use and implementation.
Who does this?
Customer - typically a customer can perform these tests by themselves. Their own internal QC department will be familiar with these processes.
Synbiosis or its distributors
Trained Synbiosis personnel or trained distributors can also perform the IQ/OQ/PQ procedures, normally at a nominal charge.
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