The FLOW Software is a part of the FLOW Solution and manages information exchange between all modules involved in the workflow (FLOW Primary Sample Handling Instrument, MagNA Pure 96 Instrument, FLOW PCR Setup Instrument, Roche qPCR systems). The four separate modules with their own software architectures are connected under the roof of the FLOW Software.
Figure 1: FLOW Software handling process
Laboratory emphasis on quality and safety paired with the ever increasing pressures for faster time-to-results have catalyzed the need for new workflow advancements. Bottlenecks for many laboratories are found in sample tracking and data management, while other laboratories struggle with their ability to react to changing test menus, different sample types, and increased sample throughput. The Roche FLOW Solution addresses all of these challenges along with proactive solutions to anticipate future needs. The FLOW Solution offers a standardized workflow and automated data solution starting from primary samples to qPCR results. Along with the flexibility and scalability to meet versatile test demands, the IT supported workflow reduces error, shortens turnaround time, increases safety, and enhances laboratory efficiency. The workflow enabled by the FLOW Solution is perfectly suited for laboratories with a high number of samples and a high variety of targets to be tested.
- One DVD with FLOW SW
- One Master Dongle
- Two Terminal Dongles
The FLOW Software manages the entire laboratory workflow. It communicates with your LIMS system to receive sample/analysis requests, provides and gathers information from the four connected systems (FLOW Primary Sample Handling Instrument, MagNA Pure 96 Instrument, FLOW PCR Setup Instrument, Roche qPCR systems), and reports test results. The FLOW Software ensures that all components can communicate with each other via XML files or LIMS interface modules.
The FLOW Software is intended for general laboratory use. The workflow was neither developed nor validated by the manufacturer for any kind of in vitro diagnostic application.
Any use of the system for in vitro diagnostic tests is the sole responsibility of the operator and must be validated by the operator, following all relevant national regulations.
The FLOW Software is the external Roche part of the customer’s LIMS system that manages data transfer via file sharing with the connected systems (FLOW Primary Sample Handling Instrument, MagNA Pure 96 Instrument, FLOW PCR Setup Instrument, and Roche qPCR systems).