Maybe I’m overthinking it but wanted to ask how others have integrated the BMG Clariostar into their automation workflows, particularly the data handling aspects. Some questions (apologies if really basic):
- is there an easy way to attach the plate barcode to the file produced through the software?
- otherwise, how do you typically attach data sets to experiments, e.g. is it done manually when uploading to your ELN? how do you minimise errors? how can this process be accelerated?
- how can we more easily control the plate reader and integrate data capture programatically? I’ve looked at the ActiveX/Delphi docs but not sure if this will work with our python/API first approach - EDIT: I’ll test the plate_readers module in pylabrobot and revert on this point
Any more tips and tricks to better integrating the clariostar into our workflows?