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The latest update to OpenLab CDS offers new innovations focused on driving productivity to a higher level—particularly in the chemical, energy, and pharmaceutical markets. The new version allows customers to adopt OpenLab CDS for specific analytical methodologies commonly found in these markets, and features continued improvements in data integrity, usability, and analytical support for mass spectrometry workflows. Upgrade now and take advantage of enhancements to the Calibration Curve and Integration Optimizer features, Centralized Unattended Printing, and more.

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Calibration Curve improvements

Make no concessions on how you generate calibration curves and analyze your results. Achieve quantitative results regardless of your method of choice. OpenLab CDS supports everything from a simple single level calibration to multi-level calibrations using grouped peaks as a reference. Other less common cases such as per-level internal standard amounts and response scaling for non-linear detectors are also supported.

Internal standard values

Define discrete internal standard values for each calibrator in your analysis – especially useful for gravimetrically prepared standards.

Calibration based on scaled response

  • Specifically designed for use with Flame photometric detectors (ASTM E840 − 95 ), non-linear detectors, quantitation by ISTD and/or group calibrations, or capillary electrophoresis instruments
  • Supports single calibrator quantitation when using very stable and reproducible detectors with non-linear responses (e.g., GC-FPD, LC-ELSD)
  • Supports quantitation using non-standard regressions (when linear, and standard non-linear regressions do not work, especially for GC-FPD, LC-ELSD instruments)

Grouped peaks as a calibration reference

A retention time-based group of peaks selected in the method can now be entered as a Calibration Curve reference. The most common use case is when a group of hydrocarbons need to be quantified as demonstrated in the images below.

Integration Optimizer enhancements

Centralized unattended printing

In the new release of OpenLab CDS, you can now centrally manage printers and print to shared folders. OpenLab CDS integrates with print and file dispositioning software such as Folder Mill and Paper Cut Mobility to enable easy configuration of automated and default printing locations within the OpenLab CDS application.


  • Configure network, “Print Folders” for use during acquisition
  • Setup and manage Print Folders from one place in OpenLab – Control Panel
  • Setup default Print Folders for OpenLab CDS
  • Select alternative printers
  • Print injection reports and sequence summary reports (PMX, Seq, Seq Summary)
  • Choose to print to one or more printers at the same time

Cloud-based help & learning

OpenLab CDS help and learning is now easily accessible from any device with an Internet connection. This improves access to learning resources like “Getting Started” modules, “How To” guides, manuals, and more, making it easier to access the most up-to-date materials.

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Upgrade to OpenLab CDS version 2.7 and arm your staff with the software tools to take workplace productivity to the next level. Contact us today for a personalized consultation.

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Did you know?

Whether you're new to OpenLab CDS or an experienced user, you may not be familiar with all the features the software has to offer. Here are some OpenLab CDS tips and tricks all users should know.

Method Approvals

Did you know that you can control access to the methods that your lab uses? Use the method status to ensure that only approved methods can be used to acquire and process data. With three distinct states, you can control which methods can be used within the lab.

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Electronic Signatures

Did you know that you can go paperless with electronic signatures? Use different signature levels to enforce signature order and meaning, and auto-lock results.

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Did you know you can transform your basic sample lists into submission-ready sequences? From the sequence tab, simply drag-and-drop your sample list information file into the sequence window to create a sequence.

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Create a custom layout

Did you know you can customize your workspace to suit your needs? Simply select a pre-defined layout, modify as appropriate...and your layout is automatically saved. Or create a new layout to expand your options.

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Explore OpenLab CDS version history

For a full list of new and enhanced features, see the version history highlights below. Or for more detailed information on the last four releases, see OpenLab CDS version 2.7 release notes.

Version 2.7 highlights – 2022
  • Calibration curve improvements
  • Integration optimizer enhancements
  • Centralized unattended printing
  • Cloud-based help & learning
Version 2.6 highlights – 2021
  • Integration Optimizer
  • Improvements in Mass Detection Analysis
  • Dual Simultaneous Injection improvements
  • Cloud deployments for data storage and administrative components
Version 2.5 highlights – 2020
  • Fractionation for Support (sample to fraction workflows without mass spec triggers)
  • Method Approval and Obsolescence States
  • Single Sign-On
Version 2.4 highlights – 2019
  • Prioritize on the fly
  • OpenLab ECM 3 as server
  • Allotrope universal data format export
Version 2.3 highlights – 2018
  • Sequence Summary Report
  • Mass Based Peak Purity Calculations
  • DAD Isoplots
Version 2.2 highlights – 2017
  • Failover / Business continuity improvements
  • Snapshot (mid-run data analysis and processing)
  • GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography)