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Reference databases containing spectral and chemical data of known materials are important in the source determination process of foreign particulate. For operations that generate numerous particulate with many lots and products, digital data storage is crucial to an efficient particulate characterization program. That’s why we offer the VStar Lite Data Management System to all clients.
More and better data could lead to successful outcomes.
Whether the data utilized incorporate spectral or chemical information, or even production facility an manufacturing time across product lots, properly organized and managed information can lead to answers in analytical investigations. For instance, it may help our scientists more quickly determine root cause, or to exclude data from facilities that are determined not to be contributors to particulate problems.
Reference databases of known materials, process and product related materials, and archived foreign particulate is important in the source determination process of foreign particulate. In a simple process with few particulate and few reference materials, a hard copy catalog with pictures and spectra may suffice. However, for operations that generate numerous particulate with many lots and products, digital data storage is key to an efficient particulate characterization program.
Reference databases can contain optical information, spectral data, chemical information and important information associated with non-conforming particles which allows for mining of data for comparison with known materials as well as data mining to determine common lots, facilities, times, or any other information that may aid in root cause analysis. It should be noted that digital data management systems should fall with the overall compliance strategy of company. Digital data is considered an electronic record and should be considered as such when collecting, altering and using the information. Compliant commercial data management systems are available to assist in this effort.
The VStar Lite Data Management System enables the user to compile, store, search and mine analytical data to optimize processes for foreign particulate and materials investigations. The ability to create internal known laboratory reference collections or utilize existing commercial databases adds significant levels to an investigation. All manufacturing environments contain a variety of different product , process and environmental sources of materials. A robust data management system is critical to efficiently access the variety of materials needed to accurately identify the source of foreign materials.