32-bit Windows software
Can be used under Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Context Sensitive Help
Press F1 or click a help button at any point whilst using Stingray
for relevant Help information about the task at hand.
Multiple Document Interface
This means that any number of protocol, standard and reading
files can be open at once. Windows can be arranged automatically
using the standard tile and cascade commands.
Active Data Views
When data is changed in one view of a file, all other views
of the data are modified instantly to reflect the changes made.
Drag And Drop Control Bars
Relevant control bars are displayed as and when required.
Experienced users can use key combinations to quickly perform
Stingray splits assay use between two concepts, design and results.
This approach allows an assay to be designed and re-used many
times to run routine tests and provide a consistent reporting
method. Isolating assay design from the end user also eliminates
the possibility of accidental assay corruption. Stingray also
provides a facility for changing the protocol file after readings
have been made, if required.
Multiple raw data readings within one protocol
Acquire, access and combine multiple matrices of raw data using
one or more connected machines within one protocol.
Run a kinetic test reading each cycle at different instrument
Guides the user through the maze of protocol design.
Variable Microplate Dimensions
Stingray can support any microplate dimensions.
Use a virtual microplate to design template layouts that are
directly portable between microplate readers and single tube
Flexible Template Configuration
Use the mouse to quickly design any possible template layout
with replicates and in any fill direction. Undo command to recover
Template Layout Printing
Print the template layout out in colour to remind protocol users
how to fill a microplate, or to insert tubes.
Read Order Configuration
Use the mouse to configure the read order of wells in any possible
order (instrument dependent).
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
Easily create data entry screen to appear before a protocol
run to gather assay specific information. This data can be included
in the report.
Stingray can automatically flag wells which satisfy expression
based conditions or automatically flag the well that is the
furthest from the mean for all groups with a percentage CV greater
than a specified value. All flagged items are logged and can
be included in the final report.
Powerful Expression Based Transformations
Create data transformations using standard mathematical grammar
on raw or calculated matrices, using references to wells, defined
groups (e.g. sample1) or groups of groups (e.g. samplen).
Quickly create transformations for common tasks: blank correction,
curve fit, matrix difference, kinetic difference, etc.
- Point to Point
- Cubic Spline
- Linear Regression on replicate points, with a specified validation
- Polynomial Regression
- Four Parameter Fit for sigmoidal plots
- Flexible Graph Axes and Titles
- Logarithmic or Linear x and/or y axes.
Curve Fit data source from readings or archived standards
Multiple standards on one plate
Ten kinetic reduction methods available
The number of regression points can be specified where appropriate.
Positive or negative maximum slope
Calculate reductions using the most positive or most negative
Kinetic Fail options
Specify what happens if a reduction method fails (where thresholds
Flexible Validation Specification
Specify validations for raw or calculated matrices using standard
mathematical expressions on defined groups or wells, including
Boolean operators and statistical operations.
Flexible Cut-Off Specification
Specify Cut-Offs as expressions for raw or calculated matrices
using standard mathematical expressions on defined groups or
wells, including Boolean operators and statistical operations.
Specify how to format numerical data (for display/reporting
purposes only) using decimal places or significant figures.
Flexible Reporting specification
Choose which data to include in the report and in which order.
Edit report headers and footers, use any installed Windows fonts.
The report can include a table of results (by group), a matrix
of results (by well), fitted graphs, any fixed text, readings
notes, validation results, calculation log, automatic flagging
results, list of flagged wells and 3D graphs. Report layout
can be previewed before readings are taken.
Editing of the protocol after readings have been taken
Make modifications to a protocol after readings have been made
(user privilege dependent).
Flexible runtime kinetics parameters
Specify kinetic interval, number of cycles or total time at
run time or use protocol defaults.
Stop kinetic test at any point preserving readings already
View kinetic data during readings
Kinetic data can be viewed as a matrix of graphs, individual
zoomed graphs, cycle times or cycle readings during (and after)
the reading process.
Decay correction on tube reading
Validations check during tube readings
Stingray can inform of failed validations before a tube readings
is completed (where a single tube reader is being used).
Interleaved tube readings
Read a single tube at different parameters, before reading subsequent
tubes. Raw data will be placed in separate matrices.
For individual wells or by defined groups.
Stingray can plot 3D graphs off raw or calculated data. Views
can be zoomed, rotated and shifted. 3D graphs can be used to
easily identify and flag anomalies
Manually Flagging Wells
Easily flag single wells or groups from various views, including
standards graph. All flagged items are logged and can be included
in the report.
Flag Individual Kinetic Points
Flag invalid kinetic points that will be ignored by kinetic
Specify sample identifications to be used in the report. Paste
data from other applications with a single mouse click.
Flexible Standards Graph View
Zoom, flag points, flag defined groups, test the curve for unknown
values and change the range to plot within.
Details calculations, explains errors and tracks flagged items.
The log can be included in the report and saved to a file.
Specify notes regarding a specific protocol run - these notes
are stored with the readings data and may be included in the
Export raw or calculated data to Excel or to any other application
using Windows clipboard.
Copy Stingray graphs into the Windows clipboard with one mouse
click for immediate use in other applications.
Archived Standards Data
Extract standards data from protocol runs for use in transformations
of future protocols.
Interactive standards editor
Create or edit archived standards data visually and test unknowns.
Locale format specifiers
Uses format specifiers of current locales, eg (1.23 UK, 1,23
German or French)
Import raw data from LABCOM/LUMICOM
Re-analyse old data with Stingray.
User names and passwords
Use in conjunction with LabLock to restrict user access and
rights. LabLock can also be used to log user activity.
Year 2000 compliant
- Anthos Lucy 1.0 Microplate Luminometer/Photometer
- Anthos Lucy 2.0 Microplate Luminometer/Photometer
- Anthos 2010 Microplate Reader (Stingray allows the 2010 to
be used for kinetics)
- Anthos HTII/HTIII Microplate Reader (Stingray overcomes the
40 cycle kinetic limitation by software emulation)
- Anthos 2001 Microplate Reader (Stingray overcomes the 40 cycle
kinetic limitation by software emulation)
- Labtech Jade Tube Luminometer
- Bio-Orbit 1253 Tube Luminometer
- Bio-Orbit 1258 Galaxy Microplate Luminometer/Photometer
- Wallac Victor 2
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