Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to do Background Subtraction w/ Qualbrowser

A couple of questions have come in, on how to best perform background or blank subtraction.

QualBrowser has a native tool to perform this task.

Please see the video below, on how to perform the operation on a single sample or a batch of samples using a .sld file.

If the video is blurry please click the cog wheel at the bottom of the panel and increase the video display resolution.

TF 3.0 – Quick Start Guides

Below is a link to the Quick Start Guides that come with TF3.0

You can access these from the Programs/Thermo Tracefinder/Manuals selection.

These guides were made to help get you started via pdf format in the major areas that users will be working in.

The material is extracted from the User’s Manual but is highlighted here as quick reference, so you don’t have to go hunting for the simple things. Pay attention to the Quick Reference on Shortcuts. As it contains functions that are context functions in the application.

Lnk: QuickRef_Acquisition QuickRef_Analysis QuickRef_Shortcuts

Quick ref

TF3.0 – Using Estimated/Semi-Quan Amounts

In certain parts of TraceFinder and LabForms, we had exposed the ability to use estimated amounts of substances that did not have their own calibration curve. This feature goes back to the days of the Incos data systems, circa 1980.

In TF 3.0 we have exposed this capability, to be a bit more friendly to use and to be interactive in the user interface, versus just report generated.

In the following video, you will see where to set a compound to use the estimated feature and how it is displayed throughout the applications with visual clues to help you determine that the results you are observing is a semi-quantitative amount.

If the video is blurry please click the cog wheel at the bottom of the panel and increase the video display resolution.

TF 3.0 Converting Data from older versions for use in TF 3.0

In TF 3.0 there were alot of enhancements to how we handles the data. So we made sure that you can can seamlessly review your data created in previous versions.

Also all your templates and methods can be converted.

The Legacy Data Converter allows for browsing to all stored data locations and can replicate the original folder structure to fit within the TF 3.0 framework. Once converted you will be able to browse, review and report any of your old data in TF 3.0, but the original results and files remain in their locations so that the batches, method and templates are never destroyed.

If the video is blurry please click the cog wheel at the bottom of the panel and increase the video display resolution.

TF 3.0 to be released Monday Jan 28th. – Installation Guide

Here is the installation guide for TF 3.0

It covers how to install on a new system and how to upgrade currently existing systems.

Also the guide covers how to fill out and send in the registration codes to fully unlock TF 3.0.

TF 3.0 comes with a 120 day trial license, and will remind you each time you open the application to request a license.

The installation of “Power Modules” of Multiplexing Support and Intelligent Sequencing are covered under separate licenses, so they are requested separately from the main TF 3.0 process.

Link to TF 3.0 Installation Guide

TraceFinder 3.0 Installer

Back After A Long Holiday – Inheriting ExactFinder in TraceFinder 3.0

Below is an application note for ExactFinder, that deals with Targeted Screening.

This capability has now been moved into TF 3.0, so going forward those who have EF will be able to do the same functionality.

On the Plus side is that you can do it with a system that acquires and processes on the fly, versus batch processing. This will give you real time analysis and lets you see data/reports soon as the sample is done. NO WAITING.

Also with this capability and the export functions in the data review grid, there is an enhanced method development workflow that has been mapped out, which we will discuss in a later blog.

Link to PDF of Poster: