- a single click on a comet initiates & completes the entire
measurement cycle. Measurement performed & results returned
instantly. Ability to score 'blind' if desired. Comets can be
scored live or from saved images.
||No constrains on study scope or layout. Any number of cells
per slide. Configurable message appears when set number of comets
have been scored.
users can score a typical slide in two minutes. Individual cells
are scored instantly.
|Help & Tutorials
||In-depth help system includes tutorials and comprehensive
guides on system setup and configuration.
||Unlimited number of system
configurations can be created for different study requirements.
Configurations include setup information on how the system operates
in a specific situation.
||Unlimited number of calibrations can be saved for different
||Each system configuration
can be configured with any number of headings for study ID,
slide ID, dose etc. Configurable as revert to blank or revert
to previous entry.
|Electronic Records & Signatures
||Compatible with the System Access Manager for
compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Final Rule on Electronic
Records & Electronic Signature.
||Encoded audit trail files
automatically record all system activity including settings,
measurement data and edits. Audit trail data can also be sent
directly to an Oracle database.
||Supervisor & User levels.
||Supervisors may lock any
of the menus, or selected options within them, to deny Users
access to particular functions.
||Comprehensively tested and validated in accordance with our Quality Management System which is approved to ISO 9001:2008 incorporating ISO 90003.
Validation and project documentation supplied with system.
||Full pseudocolour overlay
and onscreen gamma correction to help users visualise cells.
|Data Processing & Transfer
||Powerful new macros allow users to compare data across dose
ranges. Macros include statistics, log transforms & frequency
distribution graphs. Configurable data transfer to Oracle database.
||All core Comet assay measurement
parameters: Tail % intensity, Head % intensity, Olive tail moment, Tail length, Head length,
Tail moment, Total area, Mean grey level, Width, Total intensity. Also allows a tally of hedgehog
cells to be created.
||Interactive editing of head, middle of head and tail positions
for badly damaged cells.
||High resolution monochrome FireWire CCD camera
provides live video at 25 frames per second.
||Fully automatic adaptive background correction that requires
no configuration of settings.
||Invert video option for
scoring silver stained slides.
||Freeze image, Go live, Save to file, Load from file. Range of image loading functions including compatibility with TWAIN devices. Audit
image save & retrieve saves images with measurement frame
position, allowing measurements to be reproduced at a later
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7. Microsoft Office 2000 or later. Oracle 9i, 10g or 11g if you intend to connect to a database.
One free FireWire port, or one free PCIe slot for FireWire expansion board.