Using the Virtual Plate feature in MasterPlex allows users to combine data from multiple plate runs into a single project. This feature can be used in many ways such as comparing data over time, virtually expanding the plex of your experiment, calculating unknown concentrations from a standard curve from a different plate run and much more!
How to create a Virtual Plate
1. Launch MasterPlex and open all of the data files you would like to combine into a single project. You will see each plate run or data file as a separate tab in MasterPlex.
3. Enter the desired number of Rows and Columns to create an empty project file with enough cells to accommodate all of the samples you are combining and click OK.
4. Navigate to your first data file, select the desired samples you would like to add to the Virtual Plate.
5. Right-click within the selected area and chose Aspirate.
6. Go back to your Virtual Plate, right-click on the desired well and select Dispense. Hint: Choose the uppermost left handed cell from an area that will accommodate the shape of the data you are pasting.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until you have finished populating your Virtual Plate.
8. Continue your analysis as normal.
Combine data sets and save valuable bench time with MasterPlex’s Virtual Plate feature.