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Magellan™

Get more from your microplate reader with Magellan, the universal reader control and data analysis software from Tecan.

Magellan supports the complete line of Tecan microplate readers enabling quick and easy measurements of samples for both first-time and expert users alike. A versatile user interface and powerful data reduction capabilities enable the optimization of sophisticated experimental work as well as making routine tasks easy.

Let Tecan care about your routine data calculation!

Comprehensive reader control and data processing software

Tecan’s universal data processing software, is available for our complete line of microplate readers. It offers powerful data analysis capabilities, excellent data presentation and outstanding graphical flexibility. Magellan is fully compatible with Tecan’s automated Freedom EVO® and Freedom EVOlyzer® liquid handling workstations.

Full ELISA and EIA Analyses

Performs full qualitative and quantitative EIA analysis.

  • All major curve fittings are provided – point to point, linear regression, non-linear regression, polynomial, cubic spline, Akima, LogitLog, four- and five-parameter fit.
  • Convenient handling of dilution series and ICx calculation.
  • General data import and export options as well as automated import of sample ID lists.
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Full Kinetic Data Analyses

Kinetic data analysis with calculation of slopes, onsets and enzyme kinetics; calculation of Michaelis-Menten constant according to Lineweaver-Burk, Eadie-Hofstee and Hanes equations.

Easy to learn

A number of video-based tutorials are provided with the Magellan package for immediate access to the software’s broad capabilities.

A number of video-based tutorials are provided with the Magellan package for immediate access to the software’s broad capabilities. A wizard-based user interface guides you through the software, step by step, putting you in complete control from the start.

The software has a variety of example files available for different application-related data functions, such as dilution series, trans- formations and standard curves.

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Key highlights of Magellan

  • Ideal for many different microplate-based applications.
  • Full qualitative and quantitative, ELISAs, endpoint assays analyses.
  • Kinetic Assays.
  • Ratiometric measurements.
  • Multi-label measurements.
  • Spectral scanning of unknown samples.
  • All major curve fittings are provided – point to point, linear regression, non-linear regression, polynomial, cubic spline, Akima, LogitLog, four- and five-parameter fit.
  • Convenient handling of dilution series and IC50, ICx calculation.
  • Kinetic data analysis.
  • Spectra calculation provides rapid background correction, curve smoothing, wavelength selection, peak identification and 3D scanning tools.
  • Provides fast analysis capabilities – from data reduction and curve fitting to calculation of kinetic parameters, such as the Michaelis-Menten constant.
  • Quality validated – complies with ISO 13485 requirements and meets industry standards for its use, data integrity and security.
  • Plate definition editor allows an easy creation or optimization of customized micro plate geometry files.
  • General data import and export options for LIS and LIMS solutions as well as automated import of sample ID lists.
  • Programming interface for integration into 3rd party devices available on request.
  • Optional extra – can be supplied as Standard or Tracker version for all Tecan readers.
  • Data security – Magellan Tracker to support FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Provides audit trail, electronic signatures, electronic records and user administration.
  • Getting started – learning tutorials, virtual classrooms, example files and nine different GUI languages are available.
  • Convenient automation – adds full data analysis capacity to Tecan’s automated Freedom EVO and Fluent processing systems.
  • Fully backwards compatible suitable for all Tecan microplate readers.

Full ELISA and EIA Analyses

 

Sophisticated Qualtity Control Features

Magellan also includes inner plate and plate-to-plate quality control tools to track and store quality values and calibration curve data.

Based on the Westgard multirule, where control results are compared against the expected mean and standard deviation, you can easily judge the acceptability of an analytical result.

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Convinient handling of ICx caluclation

 

Choose the most appropriate package for your needs.

Magellan Standard

Magellan Standard – intended as reader control and data analysis software for research use in pharmaceutical, biotechnological and life science industries, for food analysis and veterinary applications. Magellan Standard supports all plate formats up to 1536-wells and allows endpoint and kinetic data analysis, analysis of multi-label assays and multiple plates as well as spectra calculation and 3D scans.

Magellan Tracker

Magellan Tracker – offers all functionality for compliance with the FDA regulation 21 CFR part 11 for electronic records and signatures in addition to the functionality of Magellan Standard.

 

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Easy to use

Magellan is an easy-to-use wizard-based data analysis software. Practical wizards give step-by-step guidance through the software and help you to tailor your assay and calculation. The following wizards are available:

  • Evaluate results wizard
  • Create and edit sample ID lists wizard
  • Create and edit methods (analysis protocols) wizard

All this in 9 languages!

Magellan Standard

Magellan Standard is the software version for research and offers powerful data reduction such as:

  • Spectra data reduction
  • 3D-scan
  • Kinetic analysis
  • Wide selection of predefined plate formats
  • All major curve fittings
  • ICx calculation
  • Plate-to-plate quality control making use of Westgard® multirule and Levy-Jennings graph

Magellan Tracker

Magellan Tracker offers the functionality of the Standard version and fulfills the regulatory requirements of the FDA regulation 21 CFR part 11:

  • User administration
  • Audit trail
  • Electronic records and signatures

Plate Geometry Editor

Magellan offers a wide selection of predefined plate formats. In addition, the wizard-based Plate Geometry Editor allows you to easily create new plate files or edit existing ones according to your needs.

Convenient Automation

If you need to expand your system, you can still use Magellan to provide powerful data reduction. Magellan extends to the Connect™ Stacker system and adds full data analysis capacity to Tecan’s Fluent® Laboratory Automation Solution, Freedom EVO® and Freedom EVOlyzer® processing systems.

Magellan Specifications

System requirements
Operating system Windows® XP Professional, Windows Vista® 32 bit, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Spreadsheet Excel® 32-Bit (2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 (recommended 1680 x 1050)
USB port 1 (recommended 2) USB 2.0
 
Compatibility to Microplate Readers
Depending on the version, Magellan supports the complete line of Tecan microplate readers including previous models and the stacking device Tecan Connect™.
Sunrise™
Infinite® F50
Infinite® 200 / 200 PRO series
Infinite® F500
Infinite® M1000
 
Compatibility to Robotic Software
Fluent®
Freedom EVOware®
Freedom EVOlution™
FACTS™
Gemini™ Software

For details please refer to the Magellan instruction for use

Magellan Tutorial

Related products:  Spark®  |  Fluent®  |  FreedomEVO®  |  Tecan CNS™