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Creation of a laboratory instrument quality monitoring system with AdaSAGE
Author(s): Robert C. Leif; Robert Rios; Margie C. Becker; C. Kevin Becker; John T. Self; Suzanne B. Leif
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Paper Abstract

Two existing Ada tools AdaSAGE and AYACC were combined to produce a system that parses International Society for Analytical Cytology, ISAC, Flow Cytometry Standard 2.0 files and stores the data in AdaSAGE tables. There are significant differences in the way manufacturers interpret and conform to Flow Cytometry Standard 2.0. AdaSAGE is employed to analyze and plot the data from multiple experiments. This data is used to assess the stability of flow cytometers. The initial release will be for DOS. The utilization of AdaSAGE, which is a flexible database tool, will facilitate subsequent development of other products. The software engineer, whose previous professional experience was with C and C++, had very few problems with Ada syntax. The interface to the compiler and other tools was immature compared to those available for C++. The DOS text based user interface environment provided by AdaSAGE limited the functionality of the user interface. However, the present DOS 386 program can be directly ported to the newly released version of AdaSAGE for Microsoft Windows 95. Ada's strong type checking and package structure have significantly facilitated the development of the product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2678, Optical Diagnostics of Living Cells and Biofluids, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239511
Show Author Affiliations
Robert C. Leif, Newport Instruments (United States)
Robert Rios, Phoenix Flow Systems (United States)
Margie C. Becker, Phoenix Flow Systems (United States)
C. Kevin Becker, Phoenix Flow Systems (United States)
John T. Self, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Suzanne B. Leif, Newport Instruments (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2678:
Optical Diagnostics of Living Cells and Biofluids
Daniel L. Farkas; Robert C. Leif; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Toshimitsu Asakura; Bruce J. Tromberg, Editor(s)

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