3 Reasons to Upgrade to Analyst Software 1.7

Dec 5, 2017 | Blogs, Software, Technology | 1 comment

Would you be surprised to know that the SCIEX QTRAP® and Triple Quad™ mass spectrometry systems are ideally suited to meet the needs of any lab? Even more so as new orders will ship with our flagship Analyst® Software 1.7. The software is the single LC-MS/MS software, which offers flexible data acquisition, rapid data processing and is compliance ready to support 21 CFR Part 11. Here are three reasons why you should upgrade:

1. Optimize Precision and Capacity—Maximize the length of time between instrument cleaning and reduce mechanical disruption for greater productivity

The scheduled-ionization feature enables sustained instrument operation overtime periods, which can be at least 3X longer before required instrument cleaning. With this mode of operation, the ionspray voltage is turned on only when data collection is required. In just one simple click and with minimal operator intervention, your lab’s critical systems will benefit from increased long-term robustness. That means you can now run even more samples before routine instrument cleaning is required.

2. Save Time, Money and Hassle—Reduce cost and complexity of software license management

Analyst Software 1.7 offers concurrent (“server-based”) licensing, which enables the administration of multiple users across your organization via one central platform. A concurrent use license is not locked to a single machine and, as such, can float on a network. Your IT department can empower an entire team with only the number of licenses that are expected to be in use simultaneously, as they will not require a license for every user. Whether you have labs in one location or you have remote teams within the same time zone, with the use of concurrent licenses, you have the flexibility to grant and control user access. Since fees are based on the maximum number of users or devices, which access the software at a time, you only buy what you need. Thus, concurrent licensing is also cost-effective and value for money.

3. Improve Security and Management—Worry less about system vulnerabilities and leverage on comprehensive built-in security protection of Windows

Analyst Software 1.7 is now compatible with Windows 10. One operating system means better system integration within your organization. Your IT department can now easily streamline support and the resolution process.  

Why are we talking mass spectrometry software? Differentiation comes down to total workflow.  We know that data analysis and review can be very tedious as well as time-consuming, especially if it’s done manually.  Therefore, as mass spec instruments move into more routine and automated environments, far fewer operator interventions are needed and establishing long-term, sustained performance is key. With Analyst Software 1.7, you can process, acquire, and optimize all-in-one data workflows like never before.

Here in our labs, we like to say there’s a need for speed and with good reason. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, Analyst Software’s broad functionality powers all elements of your lab to enhance performance and generate accurate results. Hands-down labs benefit from the simple, flexible, and fast LC-MS/MS Acquisition Software.


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  1. April Quinn-Paquet

    In addition to the features listed above, there are also new enhancements to the scheduledMRM Algorithm parameters! To name a few, there is now an sMRM calculator script incorporated into the Analyst 1.7 software. This can help to visually see your MRM concurrency and optimize your sMRM method. You can also choose different Q1/Q3 resolution settings PER TRANSITION in a single method! This avoids having to run samples twice in order to use different resolution settings. You can also choose to use a Target Scan Time (per sMRM experiment), or a Target Cycle Time (across all sMRM experiments) in order to optimize points across the peak. You can set a Minimum and Maximum Dwell Time to be used for caluclating the dwell times for your sMRM method. Want to know more? Ask me!

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