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Webinar Series

Power Lessons in ACD/Labs Software

September 17-December 15, 2020

This series of weekly webinars was designed to offer our customers an engaging learning experience. Each webinar focused on a different software (or applications of a software) and covered the best practices to optimize your working time.

For a complete list of all ACD/Labs Webinars, click here .

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Power Lesson

Sept. 17th  PhysChem Predictions with Percepta

This session will provide an overview of the Percepta Platform interface, working with projects and predicting physicochemical properties (logP, pKa, logD, and aqueous solubility) for single or multiple structure input.


Oct. 1st  AutoChrom: Semi-Automated Stability Indicating Method Development Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series showing how ACD/AutoChrom assists chromatographers with QbD-based method development. Learn how the AutoChrom workflow is designed for chromatographers, and see how to design and execute a development strategy.


Oct. 8th  AutoChrom: Semi-Automated Stability Indicating Method Development Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series showing how ACD/AutoChrom assists chromatographers with QbD-based method development. Learn how to implement the strategy designed in Part I, screen and optimize a method, and keep track of decisions throughout. (As a bonus, we will highlight a few features in AutoChrom from the 2020.1 release.)


Nov. 12th  ACD/NMR Workbook Suite: 1D and 2D NMR Data Processing Capabilities for NMR Experts

This session is an overview of NMR Workbook Suite with a focus on processing capabilities including importing data, creating a project, and processing data using NMRSync, reporting and databasing.


Nov. 19th  Structure Verification by NMR in the ACD/Labs Spectrus Platform

This session will cover advanced structure verification capabilities in NMR Workbook Suite—Multi-spectral Verification (MSV), Combined and Concurrent Verification (CCV), and Unbiased Verification (UBV). We will also provide an overview of Automated (multi-sample) Structure Verification (ASV), which is successfully deployed by many of our customers.


Dec. 3rd  Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series and will focus on how a drug development project team (such as a Process Chemists, Analytical Chemists, and Regulatory Groups) can work closely together to:

  • Import a linear, convergent and/or divergent cGMP synthesis, from differing drawing packages, into the Luminata interface
  • Map any numerical fields from a Chromatography Data System into a specific stage
  • Show impurity fates and carryover calculations
  • Evaluate control tables to support risk assessments
  • Generate a comprehensive report for a process


Dec. 10th  Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series and will focus on how a drug development project team (such as a Process Chemists, Analytical Chemists, and Process Engineering) can work closely together to:

  • Create a family tree for a set of batches
  • Register a batch to an existing family tree
  • Link the batch to a specific stage in a campaign
  • Map any numerical fields from a Chromatography Data System into a batch (a common example is wt/wt)
  • Evaluate control tables to support perform batch assessments
  • Creating a dynamic family tree to link batches to all parent and or child batches


Dec. 15th  Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series on Luminata, where we will focus on specific use cases in drug development (such as a Process Chemists and Analytical Chemists).

  • Justifying process control experiments by a comparison of analytical data
  • Relating experimental and predicted degradant data to build a comprehensive degradant map
  • Identifying an unknown impurity by examining the chromatographic data for a process stage

Previously Recorded Sessions

All recorded sessions are available to current software users in our Customer Portal. See below for a full list of available sessions.

Structure Verification by NMR on the ACD/Labs Spectrus Platform
This session will cover advanced structure verification capabilities in NMR Workbook Suite—Multi-spectral Verification (MSV), Combined and Concurrent Verification (CCV), and Unbiased Verification (UBV). We will also provide an overview of Automated (multi-sample) Structure Verification (ASV), which is successfully deployed by many of our customers. 44min

Tools for Analyzing Mixtures with NMR
This session covers the tools available in ACD/Spectrus Processor and ACD/NMR Workbook for analyzing mixtures. The various mixture types will be discussed and representative examples using the available tools will be presented. 29min

Quantitative NMR
This session will discuss the options and possibilities available in ACD/Spectrus Processor and ACD/NMR Workbook for performing Quantitative NMR Analysis, with a focus on the correct options for peak picking and scripts for automatically extracting the concentration and strength of a sample. Additionally, the specialist Quanalyst tool and options for targeted analysis and concentration determination will be discussed. 37min

Find The Missing Pieces - How to Solve Incomplete Structures
We will discuss the various tools available in ACD/NMR Workbook Suite and ACD/Structure Elucidator Suite to address the extremes of confirming a proposed structure for a set of NMR spectra vs. the options available when there is no proposed structure at all. 28min

Spectrus Processor for Chemists—NMR Data Handling
This session covers the basics of importing, processing, viewing and reporting NMR data using ACD/Spectrus Processor. 32min

NMR Predictors
This session highlights predicting NMR spectra of single structures, multiple structures (mixtures), adjusting settings, and understanding the calculation protocol. 46min

1D and 2D NMR Data Processing Capabilities for NMR Experts
This session is an overview of NMR Workbook Suite with a focus on processing capabilities including importing data, creating a project, and processing data using NMRSync, reporting and databasing. 42min

Advanced Techniques in NMR Workbook Suite
This is an advanced tip and tricks session for ACD/NMR Workbook Suite which includes automated structure verification, combined concurrent verification, unbiased verification, and the Known Structure Search add-on. 48min

Structure Elucidator Suite
This session will cover several topics on the use of Structure Elucidator including solving unknown structures using a known fragment from starting material, de novo elucidation, and a database search of PubChem. 36min

Basics of LC/MS Data Handling in Spectrus Processor
This session discussed importing and processing LC/MS data in ACD/Spectrus Processor, including automatic and manual peak detection and how to create reports. 30min

Spectrus Processor for Chemists—LCMS Data Handling
This session will give an overview of the ACD/Spectrus Processor interface for handling LCMS data with a focus on the interface, importing data and structures, peak detection, and creating reports in ACD/Spectrus Processor. 29min

Advanced MS Processing Within MS Workbook Suite
We will discuss advanced techniques for data import and processing of MS data with ACD/MS Workbook Suite. Topics include setting mass accuracy, componentization, target component detection, handling MSn data, and auto assignment. 35min

Solutions for Metabolite Identification
This session will give an overview of utilizing Spectrus DB to create biotransformation databases and also cover MetaSense, a semiautomated solution for Metabolite identification. 40min

Spectrus Processor for Chemists—Chromatography Data Handling
This session will highlight ACD/Spectrus Processor for handling Chromatographic data—including importing data and structures, processing, viewing results, and generating reports. 25 min

Method Selection Suite: Tools for Method Development Part 1
This session will highlight software capabilities for method development including leveraging organizational chromatographic data in SpectrusDB, and tools to help identify a suitable starting point for method development. 31min

Method Selection Suite: Tools for Method Development Part 2
This session will cover additional capabilities for method development including evaluating screening data and an introduction to 1D and 2D optimization. 30min

AutoChrom: Semi-Automated Stability Indicating Method Development Part 1
This is Part 1 of a two part series on ACD/AutoChrom discussing semi-automated stability indicated method development. 53min

AutoChrom: Semi-Automated Stability Indicating Method Development Part 2
This is Part 2 of a two part series on ACD/AutoChrom discussing semi-automated stability indicated method development. 54min

Spectrus Processor for Optical and Curve Techniques
This session will highlight ACD/Spectrus Processor for handling optical (UV, IR) and curve techniques (TGA, DSC, XRPD, and Raman) - including importing data and structures, processing, viewing results and generating reports. 25min

Chemical Structure Drawing and Nomenclature
This session will cover chemical structure drawing and nomenclature using ACD/ChemSketch and ACD/Name. The features highlighted will include drawing, editing, and naming structures. 38min

PhysChem Predictions with Percepta
This session will provide an overview predicting physicochemical properties on the ACD/Labs Percepta Platform including viewing prediction results for logP, pKa, logD, and aqueous solubility. 43min

Percepta: Practical Tips & Tricks
This session will discuss Percepta tips and tricks, including productivity tools for efficient user data manipulation, constructing complex multi-parameter filters, and combining your in-house experimental information with Percepta calculations. 59min

Percepta: Model Applicability Domain and Training
This session will highlight how to determine the applicability of predictive models in Percepta and how to use your in-house data to improve prediction results. 58min

Databasing Analytical Data
This session will provide an overview for managing analytical data in Spectrus DB including updating data to the database, searching by structure, substructure, text, and spectral data; working with lists, and searching multiple record sets simultaneously. 53min

Spectrus DB: Customizing Views and Data Input Forms
This session will discuss how to customize views and data input forms from within Spectrus DB. 32min

Spectrus DB: Enterprise Solutions for R&D
This session will highlight how the Spectrus Enterprise Platform has been implemented in different ways by customers to solve many R&D challenges. We will discuss commercially available solutions based on the platform, and customized solutions with automation and/or configuration. 58min

Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for CMC Part 1
This is the first of a three-part series and will focus on how a drug development project team can work closely together to import a cGMP synthesis, map any numerical fields from a CDS to a specific stage, show impurity fates and carryover calculations, and more. 37min

Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for CMC Part 2
This is the second of a three-part series and will focus on how a drug development project team can work closely together to create a family tree for a set of batches, map any numerical fields from a CDS to a batch, and evaluate control tables, among other topics. 37min

Luminata: Enterprise Decision Support Software for CMC Part 3
This is the third of a three-part series on Luminata, where we will focus on specific use cases in drug development including justifying process control experiements, relating experimental and predicted degradant data to build a degradant map, and identifying unknown impurities. 33min

Designing and planning an experiment in Katalyst D2D
This session will cover creating an experiment and its associated metadata, along with adding materials to an experiment. There will also be discussion on designing an experiment in a 24-well plate, working with templates and pre-dispensed plates, and exporting both machine- and human-readable instructions lists. 37min

Guide for Designing and Planning an Experiment
A written guide to pair with the first Katalyst D2D Power Lesson.

Processing and managing analytical data in Katalyst D2D
This session will cover how automatic processing in Katalyst works, as well as reviewing analytical data in Katalyst. We will also discuss how to create heat maps and plots within the interface, reprocess data, and how to generate a report. 32min

Automate your Workflows in the Spectrus Platform using Macros
This session will discuss how to use macros to automate your workflows within the Spectrus Platform. 30min

Creating Reports on the ACD/Labs Spectrus Platform
This session will discuss how to create reports in the ACD/Labs Spectrus Platform. 30min