Interface of Test Plan Manager Add-On - LabCollector

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With LabCollector , you can now perform stability tests on products, e.g. drugs for post-market analysis, foods to check stability or expiry date, etc. The FDA also sets guidelines for conducting stability tests on drugs and products. These tests are basically carried out to check whether a product can be stored without changing its original chemical composition.

1. Why do I need Test Plan Manager?

  • Reasons why you should perform stability tests
  • Examples of stability tests

2. Interface of Test Plan Manager

1. Why do I need Test Plan Manager?

Reasons why you should perform stability tests: Stability tests are required for various reasons:

  • Determination of intrinsic shelf life
  • Storage conditions
  • Elimination of impurities
  • Development of the product
  • Quality assurance
  • Verification by regulatory authorities to obtain approval for marketing

Examples of stability tests: Some examples of stability tests are:

    • Pharmaceutical products tend to change and release by-products during prolonged storage. Stability tests provide guidance on how certain medicines can be stored at room temperature and under controlled conditions.
    • Food stability tests to determine the microbiological safety of the product, determination of shelf life.
    • Cosmetic products to determine if they maintain the intended physical, chemical and microbiological quality.
    • Medical device stability tests to determine environmental influences such as temperature, humidity, light, moisture, pH, movement, gravity, etc. They are subjected to either real-time testing or accelerated stability testing.

    2. Interface of Test Plan Manager:

    Upon accessing the Test Plan Manager add-on, you will stumble upon the following page (see the screenshot below):

    The table contains various information, such as: the plan’s name, the product’s name, the start/end date, the frequency, the project, the category, the collaborators, and the status of each plan, alongside a list of actions that you can perform for each one of them, including the possibility to view, edit, duplicate, start, stop or remove the corresponding plan (see list of actions down below), to access the list, simply click on the three dots located to the right.

    1. Create a plan:

    By clicking on the “Create a plan” button, a new page will open up, containing a form, you will have to enter the relevant information for the plan you want to create, such as selecting a template, inputting the plan information (including the plan type, for example: you can choose either a full stability plan (which will create samples in the selected module) or a simple tests plan (without sample creation), you should also give it a name, a category, pick a product name, and/or link an existing product… etc.).

    You also have the option to connect your plan to the LSM add-on , for that you will need to input your LSM URL domain and the LSM API token (see screenshot below).

    Other configurations are also available, alongside setting up your plan collaborators, you can choose who’s in charge of the plan (the owner), you can also select which module you want your plan to be connected to.

    2. Select plans

    By clicking on the “Select plans” button, checkboxes will appear on the left side of each plan, you can then select the ones you require, and afterwards you can either choose to start the selected plans or cancel your selection.

    A. Operator mode

    On the top right corner, you will notice multiple tabs within the add-on, the “Operator mode” will allow you to access and view the list of all missed events, each event comes with its ID number, product’s name, the date in which the event was missed and the number of days you are late to the event.

    B. Plans

    The page “Plans” corresponds to the main page of the add-on you get when you first access it (as described above).

    C. Available events

    Here you will find a list of all available events, and missed ones, alongside a few actions you can perform, such as view the corresponding data and access the event details.

    D. Old plans

    In this section, you will see a list of all the old plans that were already stopped, you can choose to duplicate them, view their corresponding details, edit or remove them entirely…etc.

    E. Templates

    Here, you will be able to view all your templates, create new ones, and select already existing ones from which you can create plans, or cancel your selection.

    F. Logs

    Here, you can see a history of all the actions that were previously performed by all users, alongside valuable information, such as the date when the action was performed, the item ID, the action type and the user responsible for the action, keep in mind that you can export the logs at any times in a CSV format by clicking on the “Export” button.

    G. Settings

    In the settings section, you can access the “setup” tab and also manage your “license“.

    In the “setup” page, you can choose whether you want to enable some add-ons, such as: the event calendar, data logger, LSM, or keep them disabled. You can also define plan categories, and configure various settings, such as: decide to receive events alerts by email and allow admin to approve his own plans himself.

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