Because PLA 3.0 is a very versatile platform, you can use it in a lot of different scenarios. Some of them include bioassay software from other sources or programs such as a laboratory information management system. For those users, we developed modules for importing and exporting documents from / to other programs.
Document Import Modules
In contrast to Data Acquisition Modules, you would use Document Import Modules to generate fully specified documents of a specific type. Document Import Modules are useful when an external format contains every information required to create a specific document. For example, if a third party program deals with biological assays, you can set up a Document Import Module in a way that it delivers a completely specified Quantitative Response Assay. Here, the Document Import Module converts all settings and creates the appropriate PLA 3.0 document.
Document Import Modules are licensed per external file format and target document type. For example, some users relied on CombiStats™ for their bioassay analysis. If you are one of them and would like to use PLA from now on, you can get our CombiStats Import Module and import your CombiStats documents into PLA 3.0.
Available Document Import Modules
Right now, we provide Document Import Modules for these import sources:
We will develop Document Import Modules for other source programs on demand.
An import feature for PLA 2.x documents is already included in PLA 3.0, so in case you would like to switch from 2.x to 3.0, you can take your documents along with you. Or even better, use the PLA Migration & Archiving Toolkit to move all your PLA 2.x assays to PLA 3.0. This toolkit also provides some additional features that you'll find very helpful.
Document Export Modules
With Document Export Modules you are able to export PLA 3.0 documents to a specific external format. The module exports the PLA 3.0 document and transforms it into the target format. So in case you have a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) you could use a Document Export Module to connect PLA 3.0 with it.
We already developed Document Import / Export Modules to cover a number of other systems and are creating more modules on demand. Please contact our support team to let us know what kind of scenario you would like to use PLA 3.0 in and we'll find a solution together.