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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

SoftMax Pro
SoftMax Pro Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: SoftMax Pro is a data acquisition and analysis software designed to be used with various microplate readers. SoftMax Pro offers protocol setting flexibility, allowing the user to choose from several standard pre-written protocols for popular life science and drug discovery assays. This software also has the capability to create custom reports with graphs, tables and images to display assay results.

Note: This technology is available in three editions: Standard, MiniMax Imaging Edition, and GxP Edition. This assessment covers all editions. Each edition provides the same core functionality. The MiniMax Imaging edition adds support for a Molecular Devices SpectraMax MiniMax Imaging Cytometer. The GxP edition provides support for multi-user network implementation.

The GxP edition of this technology supports Audit trails and uses a proprietary trail to track users and their interaction with the system. The other editions do not store data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.5
Decision Date: 05/12/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Molecular Devices
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/12/2020).