Measuring your samples is only the beginning when it comes to research, development, and formulations. Once you have collected all your measurements the tough task of analyzing all your data begins. Data analysis can be a long and pain staking process, as you work to not only consolidate and analyze all your data, but then you must transform your analysis into some sort of digestible presentation. This translation of your data to a digestible presentation typically involves applying non-Newtonian data corrections and model fitting to facilitate sample characterization.
VROC® technology is not only designed to make sample measurement simple, but also to take the pains out of data analysis and simplify the process. Each of our VROC powered viscometers is supported by its own software. The software helps to automate measurements, simplify protocols creation, and to organize and analyze your data.
The microVISC ™ is the ultimate solution for routine viscosity measurements. This battery operated, portable and small sample viscometer offers quick, accurate and repeatable viscometry measurements. While portability is what the microVISC is most known for, there is optional software behind it which makes this small sample viscometer not only easy to use, but it takes the strain out of your data analysis. With microVISC software you can easily manage temperature control, export data into PDF/Excel and apply non-Newtonian correction with the push of a button.
If your viscometer or rheometer induces an inhomogeneous flow on your fluid, then you must perform a correction. One commonly used correction is the Weissenberg-Rabinowitsch-Mooney (WRM) correction, which is an analysis method that can determine the “true shear rate,” using the “apparent shear rate” measured by the viscometer (Macosko, 1994).
m-VROC® is the leading automated, small sample viscometer, featuring the widest dynamic range (high shear rate viscosity measurements up to 1,400,000 s-1). Like the microVISC software, the m-VROC software provides temperature control, simple data exports into PDF/Excel and applies non-Newtonian correction with the push of a button. On top of that, m-VROC software also allows you to easily save and load your protocols, perform shear rate and temperature sweeps, and allows for sample retrieval and recovery.
The VROC® initium one plus is the leading automatic, high throughput viscometer, characterizing your unique samples with Viscosity Fingerprinting at the touch of a button. VROC initium one plus software provides all the benefits of the microVISC and m-VROC software (temperature control, simple data exports into PDF/Excel, sample retrieval and recovery, non-Newtonian correction with the push of a button, easily saving and loading your protocols, shear rate and temperature sweeps), and more. The VROC initium one plus software is 21 CFR part 11 compliant and also provides multi-level user access. These additional features provide different access levels for your users (standard user, IT admin, super admin etc.) and ensure data integrity, preventing users from potentially manipulating your data.
Now that we've laid out the benefits and capabilities of our VROC software for each of our instruments, you may be wondering - how exactly does the software differ in each interment? To make it easy to differentiate we've laid out the capabilities side by side!
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In addition to our instrument software RheoSense also offers Clariti™, our proprietary software for data organization and analysis, originally designed to integrate with our VROC initium one plus viscometers, you are now able to export data from your m-VROC viscometer as well! Clariti is the first software in the market to fully analyze sample injectability as well as calculating and suggesting recommended injection rates based upon your sample data. Clariti takes traditional data analysis files, such as Excel/Word documents, and compresses them into an easy to view format, generating an array of comprehensive graphs and providing thorough detailed analysis. With Clariti you are also able to determine intrinsic viscosity calculations and injectability predictions. You are also able to play around with different syringe types/sizes to find what will be the optimal syringe and drug delivery method with your viscosity measurements.
Written by: Eden Reid, RheoSense Senior Marketing Associate