Laboratory Database to Manage Electrophoresis and Chromatography Separations and the Associated Samples
Kenneth D. Cole
A database was developed to store, organize, and retrieve the data associated with electrophoresis and chromatography separations. It allows laboratories to store extensive data on saparation techniques (analytical and preparative). The data for gel electrophoresis includes gel composition, staining methods, electric fields, analysis, and samples loaded). The database stores data on chromatography conditions, the samples used, and the fractions collected. The data structure of this database was designed to maintain the link between samples (including fractions) from chromatography separations and their analysis by gel electrophoresis. The database will allow laboratories to organize and maintain a large amount of separation and sample data in a uniform data environment. It will facilitate the retrieval of the separation history of important samples and the separation conditions used.