Workflows for any labware (microtitre plates, vials, petri dishes etc.) can be created and processed. A mixture of different labware is also possible.
In niceLAB, a workflow is depicted using a 2-dimensional arrangement of stations. In this context, a station corresponds to the use of a device at the corresponding location in the workflow. The device functions can be used in the stations. In niceLAB, a workflow is referred to as a procedure.
- Any desired procedure can be defined by dragging and dropping stations and functions.
- Parallel sequences (threads) can be defined through parallel arrangement of stations. All threads are processed independent of each other.
- Parallel sequences can be synchronized using synchronization points.
- Procedures can be conveniently parameterized through the use of variables.
- Procedures can be exported and imported.
- All procedures are saved in a database. This enables system-wide consistency of data for all procedures to be safeguarded with the pool of existing devices and their functions.
- Procedures can be well-structured saved in folders.
Processing of a procedure can be controlled from an additional user interface. This contains only the information which is necessary for processing.
- Variables which can be used during processing are set by entering values in the fields.
- The status of all devices and of the system is displayed.