Are you using GraphPad Prism for curve fitting and other data analysis and visualization? Do you have hundreds or maybe thousands of Prism files where you are manually transferring data from and to Excel and other Office applications like Outlook and PowerPoint?
We are building a “PrismWrapper” for Scirex, Sciformatics’ new Research Execution Support system. This Prism wrapper will be able to automatically extract data from your Prism Files. It will also enable automation of raw data capture from instruments and automatic analysis using Prism templates.
So far, we have made a minimal prototype that demonstrates the functionality:
You can click the Import File button and select a Prism file. The system will then collect the data tables (i.e. the curve points), the curve fitting results, and the charts from the file, then import the data into Scirex. It will also create an experiment record in Scirex and records for the samples that were analyzed. Soon, it will be able to link the information to compounds, batches and requests in the system.
When you have imported the curve fitting results, they can be viewed in the Scirex website:
In the same manner, the charts are also stored in the database and are available in the Scirex website:
Of course, just viewing individual curve fitting results and charts does not offer any functionality that Prism doesn’t already give you. However, there are many benefits to now having the data in the database:
We have a lot more functionality planned, including:
Next week we will publish another blog entry demonstrating some of this additional functionality.