Scion Instruments Compass CDS


CompassCDS is an industry-proven, powerful and operator friendly networked chromatography data system software solution developed throughout the last 20 years according to requirements of our customer base. With its intuitive, easy-to-use and application and information-rich user interface and its unique capacity for customization, CompassCDS provides operators with a powerful tool for a variety of operations in different analytical fields.

The Next Generation CDS

  • User friendly, intuitive and information-rich user interface
  • Application-specific plug-ins and add-ons
  • Extended custom calculations and reporting
  • Multi-vendor GC and LC instrument control
  • Scales from local workstation to enterprise-wide client/server installations
  • Robust design for 24/7 operations
  • Secure, centralized system administration and data management
  • Secure, highly configurable and support redundancy
  • Seamless integration with LIMS, ELN, LES, SAP/ERP, SCADA/PCS
  • Optimized for virtualized environments (VMWare, Hyper-V) and MetaFrame rollouts (Citrix, Window TS, RDP)
  • Complies to national and international regulations and guidelines (21CFR11, ISO/IEC 17025)

Our CompassCDS is compatible with and can provide support for:

SCION’s own and legacy products:

  • SCION 436 and 456 GCs and Analyzers
  • SCION LC6000, Uv/Vis, DAD, RI, Fluorescence detectors
  • Bruker 436, 456, 430 and 450 GCs
  • Varian 430, 450, 3800 and 3900 GCs

Other instrument manufacturers:

  • Agilent Intuvo 8890, 9000, 7890 A/B, 7820, 6890/6850, and 5890 GCs
  • Agilent 1100, 1120/1220 Compact, 1200, 1260 Infinity I, and 1260 and 1290 Infinity II LC
  • Apix Analytical process GC
  • CTC Pal incl. xt and RTC, RSI & LSI
  • Valco Serial control valves
  • Varian Star 800/850 MIB Interface (analog input, relays, RS-232, GPIB)
  • Galaxie instrument control drivers, and datafiles are supported in CompassCDS, making it straightforward to upgrade from Galaxie to CompassCDS.


Available as a standalone or fully networked client/server application, CompassCDS meets the broadest spectrum of customer’s requirements. The CompassCDS product suite includes a number of industry-specific plug-in and add-on modules for specific calculation and reporting, and long-term archiving of raw and meta data. It integrates easily into the existing IT environment and seamlessly interfaces with LIMS, ELN, ERP (SAP) and PCS/SCADA in order to facilitate, accelerate and automate data exchange, and helping to lower per sample costs and increase overall efficiency of the whole development and production process, starting from R&D over IPC to final QA/QC.

CompassCDS – the always ideal CDS solution for any analytical laboratory!

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