The ICEPlex system software is designed to automatically run the instrument, and keep the instrument flushed and ready with all consumables during idle times. The user simply selects a run using the touch screen after the PCR reaction has been set up, and the software takes it from there.
At the top of each window in the on-board software there will always be three system navigation icons (see below). Representing three main areas of the software, Run Set Up, System Status and Settings.
In the Run Set Up window the user will define the wells of the sample plate (e.g. Test sample, No sample control, etc.), select the assay and corresponding protocol from a drop down list and start the run.
In the System window the Run Status is shown. The Run Status page provides status information about the current run, the onboard consumables, and instrument messages.
In the Settings window the user will be able to change key settings in the “Open Platform” mode.
The Data Analysis module in the “Open Platform mode” allows users to view the results as Amplification curves, Electropherograms, in a 2d capillary electrophoresis gel view as well in a data table. In the IVD mode a results report is compiled.