October 17, 2017

Register now for the PLA 3.0 Super User Training in Frankfurt, November 2017

Are you a PLA 3.0 user with the desire to improve your skills and learn more? We have an opportunity (actually it's 2 opportunities) for you to join us for a PLA Super User Training in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in November 2017. Plus, you have the additional opportunity to participate in an Advanced Analysis Workshop to increase your biostatistical skills.

1. PLA 3.0 Super User Training:

  • Monday & Tuesday, November 6-7, 2017.
  • Topics: Introduction to PLA 3.0
    What has changed from PLA 2.x?
    Basic Operations
    Capabilities (Document Types)
    Advanced Operations
    Workflow Support
    Template Generation
    Basic Statistics
    Setting up complex assays
    IT Administration
    Validation

2. PLA 3.0 Advanced Analysis Workshop

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

The location for the trainings will be The Westin Grand Frankfurt. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.

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September 13, 2017

Meet us at the WCB 2017 in Rockville, MD from Oct. 25-27

WCB stands for "Well Characterized Biologicals" and is a conference you don't want to miss out on, if you're interested in bioassay analysis. The conference has a bioassay track with many exciting presentations by leading industry professionals.

The conference is also a great opportunity to network and discuss the most recent developments. We will be there at stand 9, ready to show you the latest version of our PLA 3.0 software for biostatistical analysis. Meet us there and we'll tell you how PLA 3.0 could improve your analysis.

The WCB will take place from October 25-27 in the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD. Please find more information and a registration form on the official website: https://lifesciences.knect365.com/well-characterized-biologicals/

We are looking forward to meeting you there!

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May 09, 2017

PLA 3.0.4 SR3 and Biological Assay Package 24 are available - download now!

We are pleased to announce the release of PLA 3.0.4. SR3 as well as the Biological Assay Package 24. You can download both right here on our website.

The new Bioassay Package 24 is available as a separate download. We recommend updating your PLA to version 3.0.4 SR3 before you install this package.

If you are working with the Control Chart feature of PLA 3.0, you will find the new Bioassay Package particularly useful. We improved the data transfer into the control charts and made the labels more consistent. Also, the program now provides the EC50 value and a number of additional values for control charts. Other improvements include the improved compatibility with PLA 2.0 and the treatment of Not Calculated Tests.

SR3 is a new build of PLA 3.0.4. It is an updated version which fixes a few technical problems introduced with the initial PLA 3.0.4. It does not modify capabilities of the...

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December 06, 2016

New version of Data Acquisition Module supports SoftMax Pro 7

We released an updated version of our SoftMax Pro Data Acquisition Module for PLA 3.0. The module now supports SoftMax Pro (a registered trademark of Molecular Devices, LLC) from version 3.x to 7.x. If you are using SoftMax Pro 7 and would like to import the measurement data into PLA 3.0 for an advanced analysis, then this module will be right for you. Please contact us for a quote.

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September 28, 2016

The new PLA Migration & Archiving Toolkit is available now

In case you are working with PLA 2.0 or PLA 2.1, we have something you might be interested in: The new PLA Migration & Archiving Toolkit.

The Migration & Archiving Toolkit enables you to retire your PLA 2.x system completely and switch to PLA 3.0 without losing anything important. The bioassay data you accumulated in PLA 2.x over the years is a valuable asset and we want to make sure you benefit from it as much as possible.

We think that this toolkit will be most useful for many PLA users, so please take a look at the information available here on our website. You're of course welcome to talk to one of our scientific consultants about your specific situation and how the Migration & Archiving Toolkit will be able to help you.

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August 30, 2016

PLA 2.0 has reached its end of life - update now!

Each major version of PLA has a lifecycle of 10 years. We released PLA 2.0 on August 30, 2006. So this version reached its end of life on August 30, 2016.

This means that after August 30, 2016 we will no longer support PLA 2.0. We will not publish any updates and will not provide bugfixes. This is because we have to allocate our resources in the most effective way. We therefore cannot provide support for older versions of PLA indefinitely.

What are your options if you still use PLA 2.0?

Of course, you can continue to work with PLA 2.0. The program will continue to function, but from August 30, 2016 onwards you will be without support, without bugfixes and without updates.

But there is another option. It is also the one we strongly recommend: You should give PLA 3.0 a try. This is the current version of PLA and it is superior to its predecessors in many ways. PLA 3.0 is available as a...

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December 22, 2015

PLA 2.1 (Build 604) has been released

PLA 2.1 Build 604 is a maintenance release. It contains several fixes and enhancements. PLA 2.1 Build 604 is a recommended update.

In case you are working with PLA 2.1, please download our latest release to make sure your software is up-to-date.

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November 19, 2015

New Book on Statistical Analysis of Bioassays by Stanley N. Deming

Well-known consultant and trainer Stanley Deming (Statistical Designs, Houston, TX) just published his latest book titled "The 4PL". It is one of only a small number of current publications in this field and explains the mathematical form of the four-parameter logistic model that is the basis of many bioassays.

For more information on the book and to get your copy, please visit: http://www.lulu.com/shop/stanley-n-deming/the-4pl/hardcover/product-22449231.html

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September 18, 2015

Support for PLA 2.0 ends in less than a year

Each major version of PLA has a lifecycle of ten years. We published PLA 2.0 on August 30, 2006. So this version will reach its end of life on August 30, 2016.

This means we will not support PLA 2.0 beyond this date. The software will most certainly still work, but we won't provide bugfixes, updates or any other form of support. The reason for this is that we have to allocate our ressources in the most effective way and cannot support older versions of PLA indefinitely.

Those users who are still working with PLA 2.0 should consider switching to PLA 3.0. Since both versions of PLA can coexist on the same computer, the transition can be gentle. It might make sense to continue using PLA 2.0 for ongoing project (especially for those who are working in regulated environments), while at the same time launching new projects only in PLA 3.0.

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August 12, 2015

New Data Acquisition Module for Tecan Magellan™

For those who are working with Tecan Magellan, we developed a Data Aquisition Module for PLA 3.0. After installing this module, you will be able to import raw data from Tecan Magellan directly into PLA 3.0. This basically means that you don't have to run Magellan software on the same computer on which you run PLA 3.0, because this module imports native data in .wsp format.

Contact our support to get a quote for purchase!

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