Earlier this year, we celebrated 26 years of the Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ Chromatography Data System (CDS). Charlie had a blast; celebrating 26 years of connecting people, instruments and data. As part of the celebrations, we reached out to our loyal customers, to hear what they had to say about Chromeleon. A HUGE thank you to everyone in the US who took part. We loved reading all your submissions, so we have hand-picked a few of our favorites to share with you.
Ease of use
Chromeleon software's user-focused design allows our lab to have anyone — from a Ph.D. research fellow to an intern — on instruments ranging from a GC-FID to a UHPLC triple-quad mass spectrometer. Chromeleon software lowers the barrier of entry to train new staff, allowing us more flexibility and less training time.
-Senior Scientist, Kalsec
Connect your laboratory
I have used three different software solutions, and Chromeleon is by far the best of the 3! It is very user friendly: We run about 30 instruments on it from our laboratory, as well as remotely. We have virtual analysts in other countries that can access and control our instruments, too. This comes in very handy when the occasional blizzard hits our area.
-Director of Laboratory Excellence, Mérieux NutriSciences
Proven productivity gains
As a method development scientist, my day-to-day tasks are directly affected by Chromeleon software. Chromeleon allows me to successfully design and perform analytical procedures, control multiple instruments simultaneously from one central computer, and monitor data in real time to facilitate study design. Time is everything in method development, and Chromeleon saves me time and allows studies to progress more smoothly and efficiently than they would without the software.
-Research Scientist, Charles River Laboratories
Love the electronic reporting. Before knowing this feature, I copied and pasted data into Excel™. But now, I can build my own report template/designer on Chromeleon (Excel friendly) and export the report into an Excel or PDF file. Very useful!
Chromeleon runs in the background of our data acquisition system on Thermo Scientific™ QExactive™ Plus LC-MS with Vanquish. Seamless and easy to use, and helps us to acquire data. Every day!
-Research Scientist, Intertek
Built for MS
Our lab utilized the Chromeleon data processing software for Chemical Characterization related to Medical Devices (ISO 10993:18) for both GC-MS (ISQLT) and LC-MS (Orbi) data. The software, having superior integration capabilities and reporting capabilities (components table, custom variables, and equations, etc.), has saved us many hours and many transcription errors, thus improving our final product for our customers.
-Associate Analytical Chemist, NAMSA
And sometimes the best stories are the ones left untold …
Due to policy, I can't tell much of a story. Let's just say I wish I'd adopted Chromeleon a few years ago before it became my company's corporate standard.
-Senior Scientist, P&G
Want to learn more?
Whether you are a seasoned Chromeleon user, or new to the world of Charlie, here are some handy resources to help you on your way.