Release 61.1

Published on:
November 19, 2023
**These Release Notes represent a single point in time. Future releases may impact the information below.**

New Features

1. Theoretical vs. Actual

2. Editable Calculations

3. QC - Visible columns per Sample 

Theoretical vs. Actual

Theoretical formulations and actual formulations serve different purposes in the field of chemistry, and both are important for different stages of research, development, and production. 

Theoretical formulations are designed based on desired properties, reactions, and goals. They serve as a starting point for chemists to plan and conceptualize how to achieve the desired outcome. They guide initial experiments and research efforts, provide a framework for testing hypotheses, and understand how different components interact.

Actual formulations are created through experimentation and empirical data. They validate the accuracy of theoretical calculations and predictions. The actual formulation might differ from the theoretical one due to various factors, such as variations in the properties of raw materials or unexpected chemical reactions. Chemists use actual formulations to adjust and optimize the mixture for better results.

This release updates the Formulating and Testing Workflow to support designing the theoretical formulations and then creating physical samples for needed trials that will be used for testing.

Editable Calculations

Formulations must often be adjusted to meet specific requirements, whether for product performance, regulatory compliance, cost-effectiveness, or quality control. Changing the total calculation provides flexibility in adapting the formulation to different needs and conditions.

The ability to change the total calculation of a formulation and then rescale the entire formulation is a valuable tool for ensuring that formulations meet desired properties or characteristics.  This might involve adjusting the concentration of a critical ingredient to meet performance targets. This flexibility is an integral part of product development and production processes.

QC - Visible columns per Sample 

When working inside the QC Sample Testing, the QC technician should be focused on the currently active stage, from the sequence of samples that need to be tested defined by the QC specification. Focusing solely on the current stage of the QC process is essential for maintaining quality, efficiency, accuracy, and safety. It helps ensure that each aspect of the process is executed with the necessary attention to detail and that the resulting data and evaluations are reliable and trustworthy.

As QC testing progresses through the workflow defined by QC specification, the system leads the QC technician through the process stages by filtering currently redundant information.

Other Improvements

  • Resolved an issue when attachment properties weren’t displaying the preview of the attached file on the Formulating and Testing Workspace.