Quintessa is pleased to announce that the latest version of AMBER has been released. AMBER 6.6 offers an improved user experience on small screens, as well as a number of calculation and usability improvements and bug fixes. In particular, AMBER 6.6:
In addition, the issue regarding availability schemes, identified in the AMBER 6.5 release, has now been resolved. The release also includes various other minor feature updates and bug fixes.
Following user requests, we have completed production of a suite of videos of the AMBER User Guide tutorials. These can be found on Quintessa Limited's YouTube page. Please subscribe so that you can be notified as new videos are uploaded.
If you would like to renew your maintenance agreement or purchase AMBER, please contact us.
AMBER has recently been used in a Canadian PhD study at the University of Ottawa, entitled "An Assessment of Iodine-129 and Iodine 127 in Human Biological Materials with Modelling of Dietary Iodine Intake and Excretion".
The thesis was concerned with iodine status and sources in the human body, and measurements in human materials in the Canadian population. In particular, a biokinetic model of iodine, developed by Leggett (2017), was implemented in AMBER, and used to investigate the main sources of I-127 and I-129 in the Canadian diet based on daily food consumption survey data, and modelling of the urinary iodine concentration for adults and infants.
For further details, read the full news story.
The following publications from 2021 and 2022 cite the use of AMBER.
Quintessa is fully committed to the long-term development and support of AMBER, with on-going development and annual software updates. Developments planned for the future include improvements to the user interface and the ability to add quality assurance checks and comments to case files.
We very much welcome feedback about AMBER, including ideas and suggestions for further developments that would help maintain its utility and applicability to a wide range of contaminant transport and risk assessment situations.
We are especially seeking feedback on any enhancements that could be made to the user interface to improve the usability of the software. Please contact the AMBER team with any suggestions or requests. Similarly, to report a bug in AMBER, please email details to the AMBER team.
Quintessa continues to support AMBER, both through directed support to licence holders and by applying the software to safety and performance assessment studies of contaminants in the environment. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about AMBER, its application and/or about our associated support and training programme.