Instrument Interfacing Readers’ Choice — Gold Award: LabStation
LabStation is a general-purpose instrument interfacing tool that can accept results from almost any type of instrument. Instrument sequences can be batched and downloaded to the instrument, including information such as the sequence order, unique sample and test identifiers, and instrument-specific set-up parameters. The software comes with a complete library of parsing functions and logical operators that allow users to tailor a parsing script for each type of instrument interface. It also provides a number of pre-built parsing scripts for many popular brands of instruments.