Titian Software has announced that it will be introducing Mosaic Assay Requesting - a new module that is fully integrated in the Mosaic sample management software suite.
By providing requestors with a very simple user interface and consolidating requests throughout the organisation, Mosaic Assay Requesting is designed to save users times, improve assay platform efficiency and minimise the waste of reagents and consumables.
With Mosaic’s Assay Requesting module, assay preparation details, such as dilution concentrations, delivery form (neat/solution), volumes and plate layout, need only be entered once. Requestors can then select assays in a few clicks, without having to input these parameters. Mosaic then checks that there is sufficient sample in the organisation’s distributed inventory, and informs the requestor immediately if the assay can be performed or not. For each sample, Mosaic Assay Requesting also alerts requestors if an assay has been requested previously for the same sample, thus avoiding wasteful duplication of the assay run which minimises usage of valuable sample, reagents and consumables.
Mosaic Assay Requesting aggregates all assay requests and provides a summary view for the sample bank operator, who can then decide to consolidate samples requested for the same assay onto the same plates. This ensures that the assay platforms are working on complete plates as often as possible, maximising the efficient use of assay platforms and consumables.
The Assay Requesting module will be available for new and existing Mosaic customers in September 2014 as an optional addition to the Mosaic 6.0 release.