Chromatography is a central technique in every analytical and scientific laboratory. There is a wide range of equipment on the market whose generated data must be managed, analysed and made accessible.
LIMS and ELN systems are geared to many different types of equipment and only partially cover the specific properties of chromatography equipment and especially its control. CDS systems thus form a bridge between the devices and e.g. a LIMS system.
These include functions such as:
- Unified interface for controlling multiple chromatography instruments
- Mapping of workflows
- Compliance-compliant transfer, release and archiving of results
- Central control of access to the central database to maintain data integrity
- Support with compliance with regulatory requirements
- Provide interfaces to third party systems
Large device manufacturers offer their own software packages; with special drivers, devices from third-party manufacturers can also be integrated. Due to the increasing spread of CDS systems and growing requirements for the verification of high data integrity, it is obvious to integrate other device types into CDS systems. There are currently solutions that can also map spectroscopy devices and their data, for example.