Debra 6.1 set to make its debut at the SETAC Europe show in Glasgow

3 May 2013

LabLogic’s latest addition to the Debra platform will be on show at the forthcoming Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe), 23rd Annual Meeting in Glasgow from 12th – 16th May 2013.

The SETAC Europe Annual Meeting is Europe’s biggest meeting on environmental toxicology and chemistry. This international conference brings together experts from government, industry, consultancy, and academia together to network and consider the latest developments in environmental science research. Running alongside the meeting is the technical exhibition where representatives from the major European and National Environmental Consultancy firms, testing laboratories, research labs, etc., will be taking the opportunity show case their latest products to the scientific community.

LabLogic’s new release of Debra 6.1, which will be demonstrated at the event, incorporates the previously standalone system Trace as part of its core functionality. This new module is aimed at solving the problems of isolation of metabolites and residues from matrices, which can be a long and complex process. Indeed, keeping track of the extraction systems used and the calculations necessary to determine the concentration of each component in the extraction system presents a number of problems, all of which are addressed by this new module. It allows the scientist to keep track of complex extraction procedures used to isolate residues and metabolites from samples. These fractions and residues can then be analysed by the typical Debra routes of weighing/LSC counting to ensure recovery of the radioactive sample along each step of the pathway. Final analysis by radiochromatography can be performed to see the major analytes in the sample data from Laura. Chromatograms can be linked to enable reporting of recovery or concentration of these metabolites.

Visual representation of the extraction steps are shown in a sample tree to enable the scientist to see how the pathway of the end-product was isolated.

The key benefits of using Debra to perform this work over manual data entry into spreadsheets are the time savings and accuracy of data recorded with direct data collection from lab instrumentation as well as integration of chromatography data.

Demonstrations of Debra 6.1 will be running on Stand 2 at the SETAC exhibition throughout the duration of the meeting, where Huw Loaring, LabLogic’s Systems Director, will be pleased to show visitors the capabilities of the the new module.

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