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AnIML Converter

Bring your data
into the open
 

Discover our growing list of supported data formats and instrument converters. 

Most modern labs work with a wide variety of instruments, measurement techniques and colleagues. They shouldn’t be tied to any one proprietary file format or stuck in an inaccessible data silo. That’s why we’ve developed a robust library of AnIML-based data converters and instrument software connectors designed to unlock and open up your data, so you can work with it however you want.

With our converters, we can translate analytical data from a variety of traditional proprietary file formats into AnIML. First, the converter reads and decodes the proprietary format; then, it creates a semantically identical copy of it in AnIML format and writes it to disk. Now you have an AnIML file that you can use with any AnIML-compliant software tool. 

Our converters seamlessly integrate with all our applications, letting you treat instrument data files just like AnIML data. This erases the boundaries between your vendor-specific data silos, so you can finally make the fullest use of your analytical data. 

Benefits of open scientific data

 

Reduce Integration Costs

Using common formats and interfaces like AnIML and SiLA for data conversion lowers the cost of accessing and using instrument data.

Simplify Data Portability

Data standards like AnIML enable faster integration with your ELN, ERP or LIMS lab information system by reducing the number of interfaces needed.

Increase Bi-directional Data Flow

Establishing an interactive communication interface with your instruments gives you a clear view of statuses, events and errors.

Ensure Data Integrity

Open standards give you complete and traceable documentation of what each instrument did, making them ideal for archival purposes.

Instrument integration in the Lab of the Future

When you run SiLA2 and AnIML in tandem, you enable robust bi-directional data flow between instruments and leading systems,
which saves you time and money and boosts your productivity and compliance.

Our Most Popular Connectors
 

Dionex™ Chromeleon™ 7.2

Chromatography Data System

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Chromeleon™

supporting HPLC, GC, IC, CE and MS

Waters Empower™ 3

supporting HPLC, GC, IC, CE and MS

Metrohm tiamo™

Metrohm tiamo™ titration software

Future Connectors

 

Agilent OpenLAB CDS™ 2

(anticipated Q4 2022)

 

Metrohm OMNIS™

(replacing tiamo™)

 

Mettler Toledo LabX™

Analytical Chemistry

Chromatography & Spectrometry


Analyze your liquid chromatography and gas chromatography data with our software. We support all common detectors. Our software lets you work with your spectrometry and optical spectroscopy data. You can even do kinetics.

HPLC
GC
FPLC
IC
CE
HPLC-MS
GC-MS
ICP-MS
XRD
Laser Diffraction
UV/Visible
Raman
IR, NIR, FTIR
NMR

Bioprocessing

Biology


Track your in-process samples and run them on bioanalyzers, cell counters or blood gas analyzers, or analyze their osmolality.

 

 

Other measurement techniques 

 

Bioreactor
Microbioreactor
Microplate Readers
Cell Counters
Bioanalyzers
Purification HPLC
qPCR
Balances
pH Meters
Imaging
Pipetting
Dilution
Density

Data converters & supported formats
 

Hub is specifically designed to support the FAIR data and metadata principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability.
This guiding philosophy ensures that your scientific data are optimized for innovation as well as regulation.

Open formats

We’re great friends of open standard formats. In fact, we’ve even helped build some of the ones listed below.
If you have a choice, we recommend AnIML. In our experience it’s the most versatile format.

AnIML

XML format for analytical and biological data. Recommended.

ANDI / AIA / CDF

Chromatography format supported by most CDSs.

JCAMP-DX

Common format for spectroscopy and chromatography.

mzData

XML format for mass spectrometry.

mzML

XML format for mass spectrometry.

Semi-open Formats


The following formats are not public standards. However, Thermo Fisher Scientific has done a good job at publishing and documenting them, so we gladly support them.

GAML

Exchange format supported by many Thermo products.

SPC

Spectral format, common for IR, Raman and UV/Vis.

Supported Vendor Instruments


Over the years, we’ve created data converters for instruments from many vendors. The list below is just a brief summary.
Please contact us about your specific instrument model and software version, as formats may change over time.

SCIEX

Agilent Technologies

Analyze IQ

Beckman Coulter

Biochrom

Bruker

GE Healthcare

Implen

Nova Biomedical

OceanOptics

Optocell

PerkinElmer

Picodrop

Randox Labs

Roche Applied Science

Sartorius

StellarNet

Tecan

Thermo

Waters

Bio-Rad

AGU

Caliper Life Science

C-Tech

Merck Millipore

Metrohm

Mettler Toledo

Ocean Optics

Sartorius Stedim

Scion Instruments

Varian

STOE

Seyonic

Molecular Devices

Cytiva

Advanced Instruments

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Schedule a no-cost, one-on-one call to learn how we can help
you build a lab informatics solution.

 

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