Momentum 3.2

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the release of Momentum 3.2, the latest enhancement of the scheduling software, for automation control. This latest version extends upon the software's efficiency to enable the integration of workflows while maintaining operator simplicity. The upgraded software streamlines sample submission and allows accurate execution of the automated microtitre plate handling processes, with easier user control and process management.

Suitable for compliant labs, Momentum 3.2 has been designed to provide an enhanced experience with reliable automation programming. Improvements include three user-level controls: administrator, scientist and system operator.

The scientist level allows the laboratory researcher to manage the processes to ensure that technical automated procedures are approved for execution. System operators are then only exposed to validated assays that can be routinely submitted with ease.

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