The addition of FastFinder Workflow marks a milestone in the continued evolution of the FastFinder platform. FastFinder Workflow allows labs to track samples, plates and assays throughout the lab, providing a full audit trail and chain of custody from when a sample hits the first instrument in the workflow, to the point where the results enter the LIMS system. Orchestrating the sample flow, FastFinder Workflow is an integral part of the FastFinder platform and integrates tightly with FastFinder Analysis to seamlessly support analysis and interpretation support as part of the broader lab operations. This release also marks user interface and performance improvements for FastFinder Analysis 4.1.x. Lastly, the release also marks updates to the Lab Management component of FastFinder, providing centralized assay, instrument and user management.
The addition of Workflow 1.0 to the FastFinder platform implements key capabilities to track samples throughout the lab trajectory (cfr. Workflow 1.0 & Lab management 1.1). This capability is also available in the Samples module in Lab Management 1.1
With efficiency requirements for routine labs in mind, the team incorporated feedback from end users to improve UI/UX aspects of Analysis 4.1.
For the specific release notes for Analysis 4.1 see (link) and for Lab management 1.1 see (link)
For a general description on supported systems, security measures, and traceability, please see the IFU.
Workflow 1.0.6 (Jan 06, 2021)
Workflow 1.0.5 (Dec 16, 2020)
Workflow 1.0.4 (Dec 04, 2020)
Workflow 1.0.3 (Dec 02, 2020)
Sample prep runfile cannot be linked to a workflow if it is the first run of a workflow.
Workflow 1.0.2 (Nov 26, 2020)
FastFinder Workflow is a feature-rich, clinical-grade platform to track the processing of samples throughout the lab workflow. FastFinder workflow provides a visual overview of the tasks at hand in the lab, and traces tasks executed. Visualizations include instrument runs, sample racks, and sample plates for qPCR workflows processing a range of assays. Where needed, users are informed about process deviations and results can consecutively be edited.
One of the primary goals for this first major release is support for a high level of automation of the traceability of lab activities. To support the high level of automation required by high-throughput molecular labs, the following key features are implemented:
Automated instrument run file import, ensuring compatibility with a wide array of instruments
Automated plate setup to remove manual, error-prone and time-consuming steps going into the PCR workflow
Capabilities to structure work in tasks allowing users to organize activities in the lab
FastFinder is a mature platform with broad support for industry standard instrumentation. In this new release, this is no different: the wide array of supported instruments includes the Abbott m2000, Agilent AriaDx, Agilent AriaMx, Applied Biosystems ABI 7500 (fast) (Dx), Applied Biosystems ViiA7, Applied Biosystems Kingfisher, Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 (seen as QS5) and QuantStudio 5, Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Dx, Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 7, Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 12K Flex, BioRad CFX (CFX 96, CFX 384), Beckman Coulter AutoMate 2500, BMS micPCR, Flow robotics Flowbot ONE, GeneTrac Cycler, Mettler Toledo Liquidator 96, RIDACYCLER, LGC IntelliQube, LGC Araya, Qiagen Rotor-gene 6000 & Q, Roche Cobas z 480, Roche LightCycler 480 Type I & II, and Roche LightCycler 96, Tecan Freedom EVO.
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