Gen5 Data Analysis Software

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Gen5 Data Analysis Software integrates with all BioTek imaging and detection systems

Gen5 Data Analysis Software integrates with all BioTek imaging and detection systems

Gen5 Software offers a unique combination of power and ease-of-use that drives productivity and saves time, no matter the application or workflow. From high magnification, intracellular image analysis to basic ELISA, Gen5 helps transform raw data and images into meaningful results.  
 

Gather and analyze data from all BioTek microplate readers

Gather and analyze data from all BioTek microplate readers
  • Get a quick start with >150 prepared protocols available in Gen5 and online
  • Endpoint, kinetic, well area scanning, spectral scanning read modes
  • One-button quick export sends data directly to Excel®, no need for multiple steps
  • Predefined Take3 Micro-Volume Plate protocols for direct quantification of 2 µL samples


Explore, image and analyze intra-and inter-cellular activity

Explore, image and analyze intra-and inter-cellular activity
  • Acquire high quality images from 1.25x to 60x with Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers
  • Combine image acquisition steps and multi-mode detection steps to rapidly obtain and analyze phenotypic and quantitative data.
  • Advanced features including image stitching, z-projection and digital phase contrast
  • Import image files from other programs for analysis in Gen5


Secure electronic records for GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

Confirm and protect your results for GxP compliance
  • Built-in system Administration: no additional software required
  • User access control with highly configurable user permissions
  • Protocol and system audit trails with configurable messaging
  • Electronic signature for multiple, definable activities


QC and Validation Tools

QC and Validation Tools
  • Gen5 is fully validated at BioTek. Click here to see the certificate.
  • Gen5 Validation Package provides an efficient step-by-step approach to facilitate your internal validation
  • Compatible with the comprehensive microplate reader IQ/OQ/PQ (Product Qualification Packages) to help speed instrument qualification.
  • Gen5 IVD and Gen5 IVD Image+ have QC trending capability, security features and validation protocols for convenience and efficiency

 

Gen5 is available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian editions.

Microplate Reading

Gen5 software controls all BioTek automated microplate readers.  Users can choose from pre-defined common protocols in all detection modes, and provides intuitive data analysis setup

  • Ready-to-use predefined protocols for quick setup and data acquisition
  • Fast and easy low volume quantification with Take3 and Take3 Trio plates
  • One-touch export to Excel from most data screens
  • Powerful data analysis including relative potency, EC/IC50, Z’ calculation
  • Multiple curve fits, including 4- and 5-parameter, plus validation and cutoff criteria
  • Standards and controls from one plate can be applied across multiple plates in a single experiment for  multi-plate workflow efficiency
  • Import endpoint and kinetic date from other applications for analysis in Gen5
  • *.xlsx, *.txt, *.xml file output options


Cell Imaging

Gen5 and Gen5 Image+ offer powerful image acquisition and analysis tools for use with Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers

  • Cell counting, subpopulation analysis
  • Multi-mode and imaging steps combined in single protocol allow hit-picking for imaging efficiency, no need to collect unnecessary data
  • Z-stacking, z-projection, digital phase contrast
  • Montage and image stitching
  • Fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield and phase contrast image acquisition
  • Import image files from other programs for analysis in Gen5


GxP Compliance

For regulated laboratory environments, Gen5 Secure offers functionality to help comply with the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11.

  • Electronic signature for data verification, approval, authorization and other customizable events
  • Data, protocol and system audit trails track and record actions with customizable comments
  • Multi-level user permission assignment with highly granular list of protectable functions
  • Multiple groups, with multiple users and permissions are definable
  • User lockout and reset, password aging are all customizable
  • Email notifications for administrator-defined events
  • Single sign-on setup available
  • Multiple administrators can be assigned

Gen5 is available in a several editions to meet the requirements of most laboratories. See a detailed feature comparison here.

Gen5
Complete reader control and data analysis for all BioTek microplate readers

Gen5RC
Reader Control only, for all BioTek microplate readers

Gen5 Image+
Complete reader and imaging control for Cytation Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers. Gen5 Image+ includes advanced image processing and analysis including z-projection, image stitching, hit-picking and digital phase contrast

Gen5 Secure
Complete reader control and data analysis for all BioTek microplate readers. Gen5 Secure includes features designed to help laboratories maintain critical GxP requirements including 21 CFR Part 11                       

Gen5 Secure Image+
Offers features and functionality found in both Gen5 Image+ and Gen5 Secure

Gen5 IVD
Complete reader control and data analysis for all BioTek microplate readers, with convenient QC Trending module and Validation Package included. Gen5 IVD is ideal for the clinical laboratory

Gen5 IVD Image+
Offers features found in both Gen5 IVD and Gen5 Image+

 

General
Minimum Computer System Requirements

Gen5 products will run properly on computer systems that meet or exceed the requirements given below.

For the following Gen5 editions:
Gen5
Gen5 RC
Gen5 Secure
Gen5 IVD

  • Windows 8.1 Professional Editions, Windows 7 Professional Editions, Windows XP (SP3) (32- and 64-bit versions)
  • Intel® Celeron™ Dual Core Processor T1600 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache) or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2 GB hard drive space
  • Monitor resolution 1024 x 768
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v 5.0 or later (for online Help)
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 or later for QuickExport and PowerExport (32-bit versions only)
  • Serial or USB port for BioTek instrument connection
  • USB port for software installation

 

For the following Gen5 editions:

Gen5 Image+
Gen5 Secure Image+
Gen5 IVD Image+

  • Windows 8.1* Professional Editions, Windows 7 Professional Editions (32- and 64-bit versions)
  • Pentium 4 processor(2.0 GHz or higher), equivalent or better
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 TB** hard drive space
  • Monitor resolution 1280 x 800
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v 5.0 or later (for online Help)
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 or later for QuickExport and PowerExport (32-bit versions only)
  • Serial or USB port for BioTek instrument connection
  • USB port for software installation
  • FireWire IEEE 1394b port for imaging (FireWire ports are included with Cytation imaging configurations)
   - For notebook/laptop computers, an Expresscard slot for FireWire port is required.
   - For desktop computers, space must be available for installation of a FireWire port. (Full height or low profile expansion slot with PCIe Express 2.0 X 1 bus)

 

*Windows 8.1 for Cytation with imaging requires Gen5 v2.06 or higher
** Each image is about 2 MB. Imaging data files can become very large. For best performance and uninterrupted operation, it is recommended that the user implement a robust image file management strategy.

Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.

Standard (Included)

Operators Manual

MANUAL Operator's manuals can be obtained via the Customer Resource Center

Optional

Product Qualification Packages

5320500 Gen5 Installation Qualification Package
5320502 Gen5 Validation Package

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