One-Minute NMR Features
|Easy Graphical Sample Setup|
Pick solvent and experiment(s) from pull-downs.Â Pick sample location from the point and click graphics interface.Â Different colors and symbols for each well, quickly indicate sample status.Â Confirm all parameters on your OneMinuteNMR dashboard.Â When you’re ready, click the Run button to begin.
Single Page Operation
Operator control panel with steps labeled 1, 2, 3 for sample login.Â Fully web-enabled to work with Internet Explorer, Mozilla or Netscape.Â Login samples or monitor progress from anywhere on your network from computers running Windows, Unix, Linux or Macintosh.
|One Minute Plate Login|
Login plates quickly and efficiently.Â Choose plate names and and experiments, then shift click to select whole or partial plates.
|Direct-Edit Sample Grid|
|Alternative sample grid with direct editing of rows for entering detailed sample and experiment information.|
|The same easy operator interface for all spectrometers.|
|Flexible Injection Sequence|
|Adjustable numbers of pre-washes, post-washes, injection cleans, sample pickup volumes, filter rinses, fluidic speed and macros.|
The syringe only concept of the PAL series of LC sample loaders combines the manual sample injection procedure with the precision and throughput of a robotic liquid handling system. Samples are aspirated with a conventional liquid syringe and are transferred directly into the sample loop. No error prone teflon tubing or transfer lines are involved during the sample loading process.
|Automatic Syringe Wash|
Before and after each injection the syringe and syringe needle (needle inside and outside) are rinsed in a dedicated Fast Wash Station containing two different cleaning solvents. This unique design virtually eliminates sample carryover and adsorption problems at the syringe.
|Probe Cleaning Protocols|
|Schedule one or more rinses in between samples to reduce carryover to undetectable levels.Â Tough CapNMR transfer lines of either fused silica or Teflon FEP allow choice of organic solvents or oxiders (e.g., peroxide) to be used for optimal cleaning.Â Turn on ‘Active Baseline Monitoring’ to ensure the probe is squeaky clean before injecting the next sample.|
|Recoverable Error Reporting|
|Errors reported on web page and by email.Â Errors are recoverable and your sample is never lost.|
|Filter Backwash to Extend Life|
|In-line filters prevent particulates greater than 2 microns in size, from entering capillary valves and plumbing.Â Although filters are easily replaced, automated backwashing after each sample can greatly increase the lifetime of these defensive components..Â Protasis customers using the ‘reverse rinse’ routinely process hundreds of samples in a row without filter changes.|
|An integral pressure transducer monitors backpressure on the transfer line and flowcell.Â In the rare event of a system blockage, the controller will sense a pressure increase and shut the system down immediately.Â|
|Automatic System Flush|
|Scheduled flushes remove analyte from the flowcell and transfer line at the end of each worksession to prevent any potential problems from precipitation or crystallization in the tubing.|
|Standard Laboratory Consumables|
|As the modern laboratory moves toward higher throughput, smooth handoffs from sample prep techniques like HPLC and SPE is needed for efficient sample management.Â Now NMR can accept and collect samples in the same standard laboratory consumables (e.g., microplates, sealed vials) already popular in chromatography and mass spectrometry.|
|Run standard sealed vials|
|Vials are typically managed in 12 or 24 position racks. But custom layouts are also possible.Â High integrity seals protect samples during transport.Â New, low volume vial designs ensure that the liquid handler can recover the last drop of precious natural product of synthesis molecules.|
|NMR, LEAP and HTSL Macro Capability|
|Exploits the advanced software already built into the spectrometer, liquid handler and sample loader.Â Scripts are provided for standard functions.Â These can be edited using simple text editors to expand functionality for advanced operations.Â Enables special operations such as combining reagents with a sample before a run, or addition of a stabilizer after a run.|
|Open-Access SQL Database|
|Standard SQL database allows ODBC connections from custom programs to Enterprise software systems.Â Organize your sample information efficiently.|
|Windows / Unix / Linux / MacIntosh|
|This fully web-enabled application runs on any standard browser on your network on most common operating systems.Â OneMinute NMR creates a bridge from the Unix world of spectroscopy to the Windows world of standard office applications.Â View and edit sample lists in Excel.Â Edit reports in Word.Â Access standard utilities and printers.|
|Priority and Night Samples|
|Keep the system busy with plates/arrays, but interrupt any time with individual priority samples.Â Or, for long-running samples that take priority at night, but do not run during the day, specify night samples.|
|Unlimited Users and Methods|
|Support large departments with any number of password-secured user accounts.Â Schedule any number of methods using different solvents, pulse sequences, or other parameters to create a true open access automation.Â Methods and sample queues may be created, edited and monitored from any browser to prevent user from ‘stepping on’ each other.|
|Multiple NMR Configurations|
|One or more NMR experiments are selected from a list and run in the order specified.Â All existing experiments suitable for the CapNMR probe can be used.|
|Run 96 or 384 Well MicroPlates|
|Efficient processing of increasingly popular microplates.Â Optional foil piercing accessory cleanly slices plate covers to avoid ‘chads’ or particulates from plugging the needle.|
|Return Sample to Well / Vial (LEAP Option)|
|This LEAP accessory allows you to recollect your sample at the end of a run and put it back into the original well or a new well of your choice, all coordinated by the One-Minute NMR software.|
Efficient NMR Automation.Â One-Minute NMR
|Run 1000 Samples per Day*|
Exploit the intrinsic speed of microcoil NMR detectors by couplingÂ them to high-speed robotics and fluidics.Â Remove the signup sheet for NMR time with an efficient scheduler that accomodates everyone’s needs for priority, long experiments and cost.Â Boost your magnet utilization to new highs.
The ability to run more samples will attract more samples to your facility.Â Spread the word and see for yourself.Â By setting priorities and price points, you can get more done and cover your costs.Â Efficient, reliable overnight automation will also expand your personal productivity in your own research.Â Check the instrument status from any browser or by email.Â Or just sleep peacefully.
Support multiple users with secure individual accounts for each user, multiple named methods for each of their samples and FAST solvent switching to accomodate different user’s needs.Â With email reporting and cost accounting to keep it all straight.
|Run multiple methods in a row to acquire a complete set of 1D, COSY, HSQC or other correlation spectra you need to completely characterize your molecule.|
|Discovery configurations manage three solvents with vacuum degassing to prevent bubbles and with helium sparging and blanketing to protect deuterated solvents.Â One or more pumps may be dedicated to primary solvents.Â Any number of specialty solvents may be loaded from the liquid handler racks using our proven inert displacement technique.|
User protection with permissions for selecting other’s samples, user administration, and changing automation settings.
Users run samples under one or more accounts.Â Run time is tracked by sample, user or account.Â System operators may use multiple accounts.Â Summary reports and data exchange files may be generated periodically to track magnet time and number and type of samples.
Sample Data Overview
|Drop-down queries to find out how many samples ran, by whom, when, what the results were, and where they are located.|
|Date Overwrite Protection|
Overwrite protection as samples are entered and before each sample is run.Â Rules allow data to be saved to safe locations.
|Sample Bar Code Option|
|Bar code labels may be added to vials for absolute certainty in sample identification.|
|Remote users can be prevented from starting the NMR yet can be permitted to log in samples and monitor status from their desk.|
|Low Maintenance Costs|
MicroFlow NMR gives you high sensitivity without large electric bills, high maintenance fees, special siting requirements and extensive downtime.
Double Your Productivity
by running overnight.Â Queue up samples at the end of the day and let the robot work all night.Â And if that is not enough, you can get our dual flowcell probe and double your productivity again.
|Eliminate the Cost of Tubes|
With NMR tubes costing several dollars each, you might think about washing them, but at the cost of your time and the risk of contamination.Â Flow-through automation eliminates the cost and hassle of buying tubes, filling them and recovering samples from them as well as the need for and risks from human contact.Â Â Rinse and cleaning procedures ensure undetectable carryover.
|Reduce Solvent Consumption|
|Go to MicroFlow NMR and slash the cost of deuterated solvents.|
|Save Your Time for Research|
|Spend all your time supporting other people?Â Queue up their samples to run overnight in a fraction of the time with fast, MicroFlow NMR.Â Get their work done after hours and you’ll have more time during the day for your own research priorities.|
Protasis OneMinuteNMR software is designed for web-based access from your desktop, the laboratory or even remote operation from any authorized location on your network.
E-mailed Alerts and Completion Messages
Use yourÂ e-mail server to send batch completion reports and error alerts.Â Errors are sent to a list of administrators.
|Optimized TCP/IP Spectrometer Interfaces|
Closed-loop spectrometer control and feedback through TCP/IP link.Â Optimized for speed, security and error correction / detection.
|Remote Intranet / Internet Login|
|Log in samples and monitor status from your spectrometer, desk, lab or home.|
|Run Any Spectrometer Script|
|OneMinuteNMR talks to your spectrometer just like you do, through your keyboard.Â Or more specifically, through the command line interface.Â That means that anything you can do yourself can be done automatically, through a simple script.|
|Sample List Import from HPLC or MS|
|Save keystrokes and avoid transcription errors by importing sample lists directly from HPLC, MS or your lab management system.Â Sample lists can be stored in any comman delimited file (.CSV) and can be viewed, edited or created in Excel.Â Collect fractions from HPLC and send the sample list over your network.Â Then walk the plates or vials down to your NMR.Â Before you get there, OneMinuteNMR will be expecting you.|
|Protasis uses an interactive reporting system to track questions, problems and open issues with your product or installation.Â To use this feature, simply fill out a simple form on the Protasis web site.Â Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ When a help request is received, a numberedÂ ‘Help Ticket’ is issued and a receipt is emailed back to you.Â This allows you to check the Protasis web site for the current status of any problem report.Â Protasis guarantees response to all Help Tickets.Â Silver Level Plan members can count on same day response and can also chekc our Members Knowledgebase at any time for relevant information.|
Protasis/MRM is well-known for its considerate and informed telephone support.Â New customers can count on ninety days of free telephone support to help with:
Established customers have a choice of per incident support for a day or a month or unlimited coverage through our Silver Level support Plan.
On-Site and Web-Based Training
Protasis will install your CapNMR probe and train you how to get the highest performance in your high sensitivity or high throughput applications.Â We’ll teach you how to work with capillary fluidics and manage small samples to make your laboratory more efficient.Â Once you start using MicroFlow NMR, you will quickly realize that these technologies quickly pay for themselves with real cost savings in improved sample utilization, reduced magnet time and lower reagent consumption.Â Silver Level subscribers can take advantage of special Web Training materials at any time that you can use to expand your knowledge and introduce new operators to MicroFlow NMR.
|per Incident Repairs / Umbrella Coverage|
|If your system goes down, we’ll track down the problem and present you with a clear, concise description of our recommended course of action to get you up and running quickly. Protasis offers a range of repair, cleaning and maintenance services.Â These are summarized on our published rate card.Â Customers have a choice of Per Incident Repairs or comprehensive Uptime Assurance support plans.Â Before beginning work, we’ll present you with a written plan of action (and estimate) for your approval.Â The Silver Plan lets you budget ahead for normal maintenance.Â Then you can rely upon our factory and efficient depot repair to keep your probe running at top performance levels.|
|Protasis regularly updates its application and operating system software.Â We also update the firmware on our module controllers.Â Â We’ll inform you of scheduled updates by email with plenty of advance notice and a list of bug fixes, feature additions and improvements.Â Customers may purchase these updates individually or receive them automatically when subscribed to a support plan.Â Updates are accessible at any time from a special download area on our website to support plan subscribers.|
|Support plan customers automatically receive a comprehensive kit of parts and tools to quickly and conveniently perform minor repairs, filter changes or other operations common to flow-based instruments.Â These are the same parts that have been tested in use by the experienced installers in the Protasis Field Service organization.|
Efficient NMR Automation.Â One-Minute NMR
Finally! One-Minute NMR lets you to load samples directly from industry-standard vials and microplates. Simplify your lab with true multi-user, open access NMR automation. Let our robot handle routine spectral acquisition so you can get more done. Eliminate unnecessary cost, complexity and handling.
One-Minute NMR lets you get the high quality data from miniscule amounts of material, making NMR compatible with other high throughput techniques like mass spectrometry and proven automation equipment like the LEAP PAL liquid handler. Take advantage of existing lab standards!
Effective automation systems are a mirror image of your operations. One-Minute NMR has the depth of features to fit into your laboratory. Its web-based architecture adapts to your existing network and spectrometer and lets people and machines communicate seamlessly and effectively.
One-Minute NMR is a marathon runner with the internal supports for unlimited users, methods and samples. It can easily run hundreds of 1D samples in a row or coordinate complete suites of correlation spectra. Its intuitive web interface lets you get started quickly and then walk away.
Get the confidence from knowing that your operations have attained the highest level of sample management integrity. From self-diagnostics upon power up, to password protected user accounts and cost accounting, One-Minute NMR gives your complete control of your NMR facility.
One-Minute NMR provides the highest mass sensitivity and data quality available. And it costs less to purchase, operate and maintain. It can save sample collection or preparation time and reagent cost. It pays for itself, making conversion to MicroFlow easy to justify to yourself and to management.
Designed from scratch to support true network services, One-Minute NMR puts your working spectrometer with all of its samples and all of its methods on-line and connected in a meaningfull way with the rest of your laboratory. Monitor operations from your desk, your home or anywhere you want.
Good support starts with product quality. Protasis warranties its product to the highest level of workmanship. Then we back it up with all the support you need to use it effectively whether it is the user manuals that come with it, the qpplications and methods provided on-line, a cheerful telephone call to provide answers. or our comprehensive annual maintenance plan.
Track your effectiveness with One-Minute NMR Reporting.
Your alternative to tubes for dramatically higher throughput.
Overnight operation gives you an instant productivity boost.
Enable NEW microflow applications (e.g, screening, biofluids)
Build experience by building your own spectral libraries.
Solicit more samples. Get more of your chemists using NMR!
Avoid filling tuibes. Import sample lists. Save time on setup.
Take on work. Turn your lab operation into a profit center.
Self-managed with user accounting and web connectivity.