Support & Learning

Learn how to efficiently work with the PLA 3.0 framework and its add-ons.
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Working with the PLA 3.0 framework

The PLA 3.0 framework is responsible for the integrity and reliability of measurement data. It provides security features employing user accounts, roles, and permissions. It also offers strong validation features for Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification.

PLA 3.0.4 User Guide (PDF)

Working with the PLA 3.0 add-ons

PLA 3.0 add-ons allow you to easily extend your work environment with new features. They provide extensions such as document types, report templates, data acquisition modules, and customer-specific modules. The framework and its add-ons can be updated independently from each other.

Our add-ons broadly correspond to the following areas:

  • Analyzing data
  • Acquiring data
  • Supporting add-ons

Analyzing data

PLA 3.0 supports a wide variety of methods for biostatistical analysis. To access a method, activate the respective add-on in your PLA 3.0 system, and start to develop your assay using the provided document types.

The following commercial off-the-shelf add-ons provide analytical methods:

Biological Assay Package: The Biological Assay Package add-on organizes data, processes, and results in documents. It provides various document types that broadly correspond to the functional areas of assay documents, advanced calculations, and supporting documents. Read more...

Dose-Response Analysis Package: The Dose-Response Analysis Package provides various biostatistical methods for immunoassays, ELISA, and more. It supports you in investigating equivalence for calibration curves, provides enhanced data processing, and options for subgroup analysis. Read more...

Acquiring data

Use our Data Acquisition Modules to acquire data from your instruments. Each Data Acquisition Module is specific to the external data format it supports.

Biacore™ Data Acquisition Module Version 1.1.0 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
Bio-Plex® Import Module Version 1.2.0 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
Gen5 Data Acquisition Module Version 1.2.1 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
Microsoft Excel® Data Acquisition Module Version 1.2.0 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
Tecan Magellan™ Data Acquisition Module Version 1.3.1 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
Text Data Acquisition Module Version 1.2.0 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes
SoftMax® Pro Data Acquisition Module Version 1.5.0 SR1 User Guide Data Sheet Release Notes

Please Note: We will develop Data Acquisition Modules for other source programs on demand.

Supporting add-ons

We provide a range of add-ons you can use, for example, to speed up your daily processes, migrate your data from an earlier PLA version, or export data from PLA 3.0 to another system.

The following tools are available as commercial off-the-shelf add-ons:

Generic Document Types Package: Use the Generic Document Types Package to document general information. Read more...

Integration Report Package: Use the Integration Report Package to export results from Quantitative response assay documents and Combination of assay results documents into file formats such as CSV, INI, and XML. Read more...

Measurement Documentation Package: The Measurement Documentation Package allows you to document different aspects of your measurement in a central place, and link the information to the related assay documents. Read more...

PLA 3.0 Migration and Archiving Toolkit: Use our Migration and Archiving Toolkit to migrate your 2.x databases to a PLA 3.0 environment. Read more...

PLA 3.0 Validation Package: Use the PLA Validation Package to qualify your PLA 3.0 software on your target computer system, compliant with GAMP. Read more...

Split Assay Package: Use our Split Assay Package to split Quantitative response assays with more than one Test sample into their respective 1-on-1 assays. Read more...