Posted on Sep 2, 2018

This page will help determine how to handle your single-image (end-point assay) files. Please read the two options and at the bottom of this page click on the link that best describes your situation.

Allowed single frame image formats are: png (preferred), jpg, bmp, tif.

Single Folder

All image files are contained in one folder. Each file is an image from a well. So if you have 96 wells, you have 96 image files in one folder. The image file name will become the well name in ACAS.

By Folder

Your files are organized with one folder for each well. Each folder contains one image file. The folder name will be the well name in ACAS.

So we can show you the correct demo video for your situation, please click on one of the blue arrows below:

single folder microscopy images
multiple folder microscopy images

This page will help determine how to handle your single-image (end-point assay) files. Please read the two options and at the bottom of this page click on the link that best describes your situation.

Allowed single frame image formats are: png (preferred), jpg, bmp, tif.

Single Folder

All image files are contained in one folder. Each file is an image from a well. So if you have 96 wells, you have 96 image files in one folder. The image file name will become the well name in ACAS.

By Folder

Your files are organized with one folder for each well. Each folder contains one image file. The folder name will be the well name in ACAS.

So we can show you the correct demo video for your situation, please click on one of the blue arrows below:

single folder microscopy images
multiple folder microscopy images

Posted on Sep 2, 2018

Sometimes something goes wrong with an experiment and MetaVi Labs' technical support specialists would like to figure out what is going wrong so we can get your experiment results back on track.

You can give permission to our tech support staff to access your account by clicking a check box in your personal account page. You can then disable access when the issue is resolved (or any time you choose).

So that Tech support can find your account, they will ask you for your customer account name, URL, and your login email address.  They will not ask for your password.

Step 1: Click the "Allow support access" check box

Step 2: click the "Save" button.

Step 3: email 'support@metavilabs.com" with  your customer account name, URL, and your login email address.

Here is a how-to-video which will demonstrate where to find the "Allow support access" checkbox:

Sometimes something goes wrong with an experiment and MetaVi Labs' technical support specialists would like to figure out what is going wrong so we can get your experiment results back on track.

You can give permission to our tech support staff to access your account by clicking a check box in your personal account page. You can then disable access when the issue is resolved (or any time you choose).

So that Tech support can find your account, they will ask you for your customer account name, URL, and your login email address.  They will not ask for your password.

Step 1: Click the "Allow support access" check box

Step 2: click the "Save" button.

Step 3: email 'support@metavilabs.com" with  your customer account name, URL, and your login email address.

Here is a how-to-video which will demonstrate where to find the "Allow support access" checkbox:

Posted on Sep 2, 2018

If you make a mistake entering a parameter, you may want to re-do the report on a specific experiment. You can do this at any time (at no cost) by clicking the re-do button. report icon

Note: reports will not be generated (and the re-do button will not appear) unless all wells have processed data from the analyzer. If you have an empty well and would like a report anyway, you can delete the empty well (you can always create a new well later).

The report re-do icon appears on two pages (at the experiment-set page and also the experiment page). Below you will see it on the experiment-set page:

If you make a mistake entering a parameter, you may want to re-do the report on a specific experiment. You can do this at any time (at no cost) by clicking the re-do button. report icon

Note: reports will not be generated (and the re-do button will not appear) unless all wells have processed data from the analyzer. If you have an empty well and would like a report anyway, you can delete the empty well (you can always create a new well later).

The report re-do icon appears on two pages (at the experiment-set page and also the experiment page). Below you will see it on the experiment-set page:

Posted on Sep 2, 2018

Note that items marked with a red * are required fields. All other fields are optional.

Once the first experiment is added to the set, the plate type and assay type will no longer be editable.

Note that items marked with a red * are required fields. All other fields are optional.

Once the first experiment is added to the set, the plate type and assay type will no longer be editable.

Posted on Sep 2, 2018

 

Advanced Guide to Working with Projects in ACAS

The ACAS database organizes experiment data (experiment parameters, raw image input, processed images, analysis data, final reports) so that it is easy to understand results and correlate them to your experiment setup. 

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Advanced Guide to Working with Projects in ACAS

The ACAS database organizes experiment data (experiment parameters, raw image input, processed images, analysis data, final reports) so that it is easy to understand results and correlate them to your experiment setup. 

Read more

Posted on Sep 2, 2018

The ACAS database organizes experiment data (experiment parameters, raw image input, processed images, analysis data, final reports) so that it is easy to understand results and correlate them to your experiment setup.

Projects

A project is a collection of experiments.  ACAS does not impose any rules or requirements that connect the experiments in the project. It is up to the user how to organize and define projects. However, ACAS does require that all replicates in an experiment have the same parameters.

For multi-user subscriptions to ACAS, projects have the benefit of restricting access to specific users. The project creator can grant access to team members.  This can be very useful in large organizations or university settings to protect data from accidental deletion or editing.

Experiments

Experiments are collections of replicates where each replicate has the same parameters (same assay type, plate type, etc). Conceptually, the set contains repeated trials of the same experiment such that the results can be statistically averaged.

Replicate

A replicate is a collection of wells (or a single well) from a multi-well plate.

Wells

A well contains a user-supplied image or image set (in the case of time-lapse). The analysis will start automatically soon after the raw image is uploaded to the well. After analysis, the well will also contain the tracked images as well as the track data file associated with the input images.

In this video, you can see how to download the analysis data from a well and also view the final results of each well in the report.

Wells can also be deleted and created one-at-a-time. Note, if not using the experiment wizard to bulk upload, folders cannot be drag-and-dropped into the well. A new report will be auto-generated once the new well has been processed and filled with analyzer output files. This video will show you how to create a new well and browse to your images to upload them:

The ACAS database organizes experiment data (experiment parameters, raw image input, processed images, analysis data, final reports) so that it is easy to understand results and correlate them to your experiment setup.

Projects

A project is a collection of experiments.  ACAS does not impose any rules or requirements that connect the experiments in the project. It is up to the user how to organize and define projects. However, ACAS does require that all replicates in an experiment have the same parameters.

For multi-user subscriptions to ACAS, projects have the benefit of restricting access to specific users. The project creator can grant access to team members.  This can be very useful in large organizations or university settings to protect data from accidental deletion or editing.

Experiments

Experiments are collections of replicates where each replicate has the same parameters (same assay type, plate type, etc). Conceptually, the set contains repeated trials of the same experiment such that the results can be statistically averaged.

Replicate

A replicate is a collection of wells (or a single well) from a multi-well plate.

Wells

A well contains a user-supplied image or image set (in the case of time-lapse). The analysis will start automatically soon after the raw image is uploaded to the well. After analysis, the well will also contain the tracked images as well as the track data file associated with the input images.

In this video, you can see how to download the analysis data from a well and also view the final results of each well in the report.

Wells can also be deleted and created one-at-a-time. Note, if not using the experiment wizard to bulk upload, folders cannot be drag-and-dropped into the well. A new report will be auto-generated once the new well has been processed and filled with analyzer output files. This video will show you how to create a new well and browse to your images to upload them:

Posted on Sep 1, 2018

Assay options can be set by including the option in the experiment-set description field. See specific assay guide for a list of options for that assay.

Setting Assay Options in the Quick Analysis Wizard

If you are using the Quick Analysis Wizard, place the option codes into the description box along with any other descriptive text. As long as the spelling is correct, the options will be detected anywhere in the description.

Setting Assay Options in the Advanced Experiment-Set Creation

Please note, the experiment description is not the same as the experiment-set description.

In advanced project creation, the options must be placed in the experiment-set description. All experiments in the set will then have the same analysis options. As long as the spelling is correct, the options will be detected anywhere in the description.

Assay options can be set by including the option in the experiment-set description field. See specific assay guide for a list of options for that assay.

Setting Assay Options in the Quick Analysis Wizard

If you are using the Quick Analysis Wizard, place the option codes into the description box along with any other descriptive text. As long as the spelling is correct, the options will be detected anywhere in the description.

Setting Assay Options in the Advanced Experiment-Set Creation

Please note, the experiment description is not the same as the experiment-set description.

In advanced project creation, the options must be placed in the experiment-set description. All experiments in the set will then have the same analysis options. As long as the spelling is correct, the options will be detected anywhere in the description.