ReTiSoft | Lab Automation, Schedulers, Laboratory Automation Software, Automated Workcells and Robotics - consulting

By: Retisoft  09-12-2011
Keywords: Robotic Arm, Integration Framework

The ReTiSoft consulting group provides professional services to our customers and partners around the globe to ensure the successful deployment of ReTiSoft solutions. Our consulting team consists of experienced software developers, system integrators and project managers. We can address a wide range of issues involved in implementing and supporting small- and large-scale automated systems from their initial planning to the implementation phase.

All the consulting programs follow a finely-tuned project life cycle ensuring that our solutions meet clearly defined customer requirements. To support a variety of automation facets, such as system integration and upgrades, system optimization and validation, data-tracking and custom reporting, ReTiSoft offers the following consulting services.

ReTiSoft customization services enable our clients to obtain custom software features and functionality. The following are the most commonly requested features:

  • Custom Genera drivers.
  • Defining an assay and setting up a schedule for it.
  • Adding Genera plugins.
  • Custom web-pages for our LIMS application.
  • Modifying LIMS database schemas.
  • Data processing and data reduction algorithms.

By leveraging the ReTiSoft suite of integration tools our customization services deliver timely solutions. These solutions can be easily integrated with clients' existing processes, business rules and policies, reporting requirements and user preferences.

With the help of our integration framework we can easily upgrade any automated system to enable higher throughput or to provide additional functionality. We also offer the upgrade or replacement of the instruments with newer models. The following are the most commonly requested system upgrades:

  • Replacement of manual instruments with automated instruments.
  • Adding a stacker for automatic microplate feeding.
  • Adding a robotic arm for higher system throughput.
  • Placing a robotic arm on the rail to tend more instruments.
  • Adding a microplate scanner to enable data tracking.
  • Adding a microplate labeler to further automate data tracking.
  • Adding a liquid handler and plate reader to automate sample normalization.
  • Adding an incubator for sample storage.

ReTiSoft integration services assist with technical knowledge transfer, design and system build to facilitate the successful integration of automated systems with ReTiSoft solutions. We follow a well defined project life-cycle to ensure that each automated system is designed, implemented and validated according to client needs.

  1. Functional Specifications Document (FSD) consists of well defined system requirements.
  2. Detailed System Design (DSD) entails the complete design of the automated system, layout of instruments and system enclosure design.
  3. Initial Validation Testing (IVT) in which all the instrument drivers are validated, and schedules are created and validated against timing and system constraints with our software tools.
  4. Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) involves the initial integration of the system at our R&D and Manufacturing facility or the client site. The system functionality is tested and validated with dry runs.
  5. Client Acceptance Testing (CAT) involves the final system integration at the client site. The system functionality is tested and validated with real samples.

Keywords: Integration Framework, Robotic Arm,

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