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1. (WO2019002688) METHOD OF ANALYZING SAMPLES, ANALYZING DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM
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Claims

1 . A method of analyzing one or more samples (3) arranged in sample receptacles (2) of a platform (1 ) that is configured to hold a plurality of separate samples (3), the method comprising the steps of

- measuring electromagnetic radiation transmitted or emitted by each sample (3) (201 ),

- repeating the measurement a plurality of times at predetermined intervals (202),

- on the basis of each measurement, forming a result matrix comprising a plurality of cells (23), each cell (23) of the result matrix corresponding to a sample receptacle (2) of the platform (1 ), wherein a measurement value of each sample (3) is used as an input for determining the visual properties of the respective cell (23) in the result matrix (203), and

- displaying the results as consecutive matrixes in respect of time (204).

2. A method according to claim 1 , wherein in the measurement step (201 ) absorbance values of the samples (3) are measured.

3. A method according to claim 2, wherein the method comprises the step of illuminating the samples (3) using electromagnetic radiation having a bandwidth of at most 20 nm around a set wavelength falling within the wavelength range of 380 nm - 750 nm (101 ).

4. A method according to claim 3, wherein the set wavelength is used as a further input for determining the visual properties of the cells (23).

5. A method according to claim 4, wherein the color of each cell (23) is selected to be the complementary color of the color corresponding to the set wavelength.

6. A method according to claim 1 , wherein luminescence of the samples (3) is measured.

7. A method according to claim 1 or 6, wherein fluorescence of the samples (3) is measured.

8. A method according to claim 1 , 6 or 7, wherein polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the samples (3) is monitored.

9. A method according to any of claims 6 to 8, wherein the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the samples (3) is used as a further input for determining the visual properties of the cells (23).

10. A method according to claim 9, wherein the color of each cell (23) is se-lected so that the wavelength corresponding to the color is within 20 nm from the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the samples (3).

1 1 . A method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the color of each cell (23) is selected so that the color corresponds to the color of the sample (3) as perceived by the human eye.

12. A method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the transparency of each cell (23) is determined on the basis of a measurement value of the respective sample (3).

13. A method according to claim 12, wherein the transparencies of the cells (23) are set by means of alpha blending and the alpha channel values of the cells (23) have a positive correlation with the measurement values.

14. A method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the measurement values are used for creating a video file illustrating the change of the measurement values between consecutive measurements.

15. A method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the platform (1 ) is a microplate and the sample receptacles (2) are wells of the microplate

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16. An analyzing device (10), which is configured to implement the method according to any of the preceding claims.

17. A computer program for operating an analyzing device (10), the computer program comprising instructions which, when the program is executed by a computer, cause an analyzing device (10) to carry out the method according to any of claims 1 -15.