Product News: New Symbion Insight Multivariate Software Simplifies Chemometrics

14 Jan 2013

Symbion Systems, Inc., a leader in providing analytical instrument control, analysis, and connectivity software for laboratory and process analysis, today announced the release of Symbion Insight™, a new multivariate software program which provides the full capability of modern chemometrics without requiring specialized training.

The Insight Model Builder (Insight MB) employs a step by step workflow approach which guides beginners and experts alike through the process of assembling the data needed to build and evaluate calibrations. The workflow approach is based directly on the way that expert chemometricians handle these tasks. The entire Insight package has been developed from the ground up to provide a completely natural, non-intrusive development environment which frees the user to focus directly on meeting project requirements.

“In developing Symbion Insight, we took the viewpoint of the intelligent but non-specialist user.” Said Dr. Michael A.Power, R&D director at Symbion Systems. “We placed the chemometrics engine in the background and focused on the logical steps needed to acquire and process analytical data and to use it to produce calibrations which deliver validated results. Symbion Insight guides the user through model development in a natural, efficient manner. It begins with overall data assembly followed by rapid and flexible designation of training, test, and validation sets. It continues through the choice of preprocessing and analysis routines, and the analysis and validation of prediction results. A full set of visualization tools is available to illuminate each step of the process.”

Insight Module (Insight DM) enables real-time monitoring of chemical systems
during laboratory development or on-line processing. When used in conjunction with a multi-threaded process monitoring program such as Symbion RTM, it provides the ability to output numerous analytical predictions per second while providing appropriate prediction metrics and outlier status indications. Available “Full Life-Cycle Optimization™”, employing automated internal diagnostics, allows the user to track the validity of a model over time and to make adjustments whenever necessary.

In summary, the Symbion family of software products provides a standardized platform for controlling a wide range of spectrometers and other analytical instruments. In addition, it provides comprehensive data manipulation and chemical development capabilities as well as the ability to communicate with numerous chemometric routines, other third party programs, and enterprise-wide data systems. Symbion also provides comprehensive multi-instrument analytical capability within a single program, eliminating the need to train operators and analysts on a variety of different software platforms. Symbion RTM allows all of these capabilities to be deployed continuously on-line in a secure, locked-down package, enabling the control of all analytical functions within a unit operation.