Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced its Momentum workflow software for laboratory applications. Momentum lets users define, execute and monitor complex processes in a powerful yet easy-to-use visual environment. As an intelligent solution, the software enables multiple workflows via real-time, data-driven decision-making; eliminating the need for customised data handling. Its open topology editor allows the user to specify the design, configuration and operation of their individual system and plug-in different schedulers to support a broad range of processes and workflows. Users can also manage multiple islands of automation, treating them as part of a larger connected system.
Initially Momentum will be made available to drug discovery and development labs as the solution is well suited for numerous automation applications including hit picking and inventory management, HTS/HCS screening, automated cell/tissue culture applications, and laboratory workflow management, among many others. The software's topology editor is so remarkably flexible that the solution can empower a wide variety of applications including analysis, measurement and control.
The composite user interface is built on a .NET platform for easy configuration and customisation. This software presents data from a variety of instruments in a standardised format for consistent storage in the SQL database. Momentum also provides full audit trails and detailed error logging for process traceability. Dynamic rescheduling and innovative instrument pooling accommodates workflow changes, instrument hot-swapping and more. Momentum is compatible with any combination of instruments and plate movers, independent of vendor. Its ability to integrate and monitor automated, manual and delocalised systems facilitates the easy incorporation of new or upgraded technology or processes, ensuring exceptional operational longevity.