Labii electronic lab notebook (ELN) and laboratory information management system (LIMS)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Labii Electronic Lab Notebook for Bioinformatics Data Analysis

Labii Electronic Lab Notebook for Bioinformatics Data Analysis
Labii Electronic Lab Notebook for Bioinformatics Data Analysis

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks are the sole property of bench scientists

ELN is an acronym for Electronic Laboratory Notebook. It is a software program that, in this day and age, has replaced a traditional paper laboratory notebook. A laboratory notebook is one in which scientists, engineers, and technicians (bench scientists) record their experiments and research. All the steps and procedures that they use, the theory that led to the research in the first place, the basis of the theory, the result has gotten and the conclusion arrived at. All are recorded in a lab notebook which the ELN is the digital version of.

The ELN has all the benefits of the traditional paper notebook and more. For one, it makes searching easier. Content, values and other data can also be easily copied, pasted and backed up. Collaboration within the scientific community is also made easier, faster and more convenient all via the ELN.
So far, ELN is sole designed to meet the requirement of bench scientists.

Bioinformatics analysis records are poorly stored 

A bioinformatics scientist is one who uses the opportunities afforded by information technology and the computer to study, analyze and process biological information.

Science has greatly progressed over the years and has gotten to a point where there is a lot of information available on things that were initially obscure. This has led to complexities and entanglements where using these data and information are concerned so much so that collecting, storing, analyzing and managing them is almost impossible without digital help. This help is what bioinformatics scientist provide to the scientific community via the use of computers and information technology.

What bioinformatics scientists do is study and analyze massive amounts of data gotten through research. They do this on a minuscule level such as proteomics (which is the use of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics techniques to study proteins on a molecular level), genomic sequence data and the likes. Genetic information is collected, analyzed and stored for scientific purposes by bioinformatics scientists. These can then be retrieved at a later day and age by those who require them. They also develop, design and tweak the software programs that are required to get this work done.

How bioinformatics scientists do their work is through the writing and development of codes for the analyzation of data. They are part programmer and part scientist. However, given the nature of work that they do, documentation is more or less impossible. Until now, no concrete solution existed as how bioinformatics scientists will document and record their work. Most just utilize some quite simplistic methods that are inadequate to say the least. There hasn't been a way for them to keep track of whatever changes they make to their codes, no way to document the problems that arise during the writing and execution of their software programs and how they went about solving that problem. This has made the work of bioinformatics scientists hard, and strenuous. It has also stifled collaboration in that their works cannot be easily reproduced by peers in other places.

The simple ways they have been using to document their works are mentioned below:

  • Use of a “read me” text file which explains and lays out the aims and objectives of the project. It is also used to keep track of whatever development and update they make to their document for reproducibility purposes. 
  • Some bioinformatics scientists use private wikis to keep track of and record their work and whatever progress they make on it. The wiki page can then be made accessible to other collaborators on the project. 
  • Version control software programs (such as GIT and SVN) are also used to keep track of changes to scripts and recorded datasets.
  • Use of a script (such as a .bash script) to record the steps taken in the development of said program. 

What this means is that data collated and documented by bench scientists are not easily accessible to bioinformatics scientists. When they do get the data, and perform their analysis, bench scientists also find it a struggle to track the analysis results of the data.

However, Labii has come up with a solution which is an ELN that allows bioinformatics scientists to do their analysis directly in the ELN. This is done via the use of function specific widgets that allows you to get more work done as a bioinformatics scientist.

Use Labii ELN and LIMS to perform bioinformatics data analysis

Labii ELN and LIMS extends the ELN functionality via the use of widgets that are required to meet the specific needs of your ongoing research. A widget is an independent application that is capable of performing a certain and singular function. In other words, bioinformatics functions can be add to a widget and can perform the bioinformatics analysis directly within Labii ELN & LIMS.
The Labii ELN and LIMS utilizes widgets to allow you get more functionality from them by allowing you to dedicate your ELN and LIMS to only those particular functions that are needed to accomplish your project. For instance, most electronic laboratory notebooks come with fixed solutions which require that the intending user goes through several ELN’s looking for a particular one that meets his/her needs. If another project is needed to be done, that means that yet another ELN would have to be purchased.

The advantages of using Labii ELN to do your data analysis

Labii widgets allow you to do bioinformatics data analysis that you could ever do before and is promising to change the face of reporting in ELNs and LIMS.

  • It offers a cheaper alternative to outsourcing: Any scientist who has ever outsourced analysis of data knows that you pay for the analysis every single time you want them analyzed even if they are identical. Labii eliminates this need. If you need to analyze a particular set of data which are similar more than once, (which relates to you needing a particular functionality more than once), all you need do is contact us at Labii and we will develop the code for you. You can then put this code in your ELN and use for as many analysis as you require. You only pay once and that is for the code development and the memory hours required for each running of the code. This helps you save a lot of money that you would have otherwise spent in outsourcing the analysis of your data.
  • A fast and quick turnaround time: when you outsource analysis of your data, it more often than not requires a long amount of time than you would normally appreciate and require. However, with Labii, you get to drastically reduce the length of time required for you to get your results. Some analysis takes as little as a few seconds for the result to be generated. This bodes well for you as you get to work faster and more efficiently while saving a lot of time. 
  • Easier and better collaboration: using Labii ELN and LIMS allow different bioinformatics scientists as well as bench scientists to work on the same platform and thereby stay on the same page. Metadata created by bench scientists in the course of the research can be handed over directly to other scientists (data scientists) via the Labii LIMS. This translates to faster and better communication and therefore, better and more efficient collaboration across board.
  • Better documentation of procedures and steps: Labii affords the bioinformatics scientist to better document their work. Every running of the program, every parameter that is input, every change made and logging in done (who logged in and other pertinent information) is well and properly documented for future purposes.

In all, the Labii ELN (electronic laboratory notebook) and LIMS (laboratory information management system) is an essential tool that every bioinformatics scientist should possess. This is because it renders the work of a bioinformatics scientist easier and makes it faster.

If you are interested in doing a better, faster and more efficient work, then reach out to Labii at and we will gladly help you fulfill your needs. You can also get a demo of our services at

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Prevent and Effectively Stop Vaccine Crisis with Labii ELN & LIMS

The importance of vaccines and the need for maximum transparency in vaccination programs can’t be overstated. China’s public health industry has suffered great integrity blows in the last decade, losing credibility and faith in the eyes of its people with three scandals involving major actors in the vaccine manufacturing and distribution processes in the country.

Prevent and Effectively Stop Vaccine Crisis with Labii ELN & LIMS
A child receiving a vaccination in Jiujiang, China, this month. The uproar over the defective vaccines has undermined President Xi Jinping’s vow to eliminate corruption and abuse in the nation’s food and drug industries. Credit CHINATOPIX, via Associated Press

What Happened?

With the first major vaccine scandal hitting China back in 2010, recent reports this July have raised eyebrows provoking rage and protest amongst many mothers in the nation. According to investigators, Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology made use of expired materials in the production of DPT (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) and falsified records on rabies vaccines. Reports say they carried out experiments with mice at the wrong stage of the process. 

Before the alarm bells rang, hundreds of thousands of Chinese children had been administered the vaccines termed as faulty by State authorities already. Although the children don’t seem to be have been affected so far by the substandard vaccines, the episode greatly undermines President Xi Jinping’s pronounced vision of a newly resilient China and his vow to kick corruption and abuse out of the drug and food industries of the nation. Moreover, the children may have been made susceptible to diseases the vaccines were supposed to have prevented them from being infected by.
In a statement released by the Central government’s authorities (SDA), Changsheng Bio-tech has been found guilty of ‘forging production logs and inspection records, together with the alteration of technical production equipment and parameters.’

In detail, the company supplied 252,600 substandard DPT (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) vaccines to the Shandong Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and is being investigated for conducting experiments at the wrong time on mice. Attempting to cover up their violations of standard procedures, Changsheng Bio-tech faked records on production and testing, going as far as issuing receipts with false information about the time the mice were bought.

Attempting to tamper with records in such a large-scale scandal is even more frightening.

What if there’s more they are trying to hide? 

As reported by the SDA, the Changsheng case is accompanied by another huge vaccine maker in China, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products found to have supplied a whopping 400,500 substandard DPT vaccines to Hebei (210,000) and Chongqing (190,500).

Though president Xi has reacted with investigations of the entire industry amongst other actions, the Chinese people don’t believe enough is being done to manage the crisis properly and to prevent other cases in the future.

Protesting around the National Health Commission premises on Monday the 30th of July, protesters consisting mostly of parents called for reforms to tighten control in the drug industry. This movement has been very much supported by images and online campaigns on social media.

Effective record keeping is key to the success of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide, making irregularities in procedures easily detectable, thereby eliminating forgery attempts.

Labii ELN & LIMS and the Solution We Offer

Labii Inc. is an expert documenting software company which understands the value of proper record keeping in the pharmaceutical industry. Dedicated to the development and distribution of highly affordable, transparent and secure Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), we seem to be having the best solution in regards to stopping future scandals like the one facing China at the moment. [Follow;] for more details

Labii ELN and LIMS are far ahead of conventionally expensive research tracking systems often considered only by the bigger manufacturers, distributors, or academic labs. With plans that suit even the smallest institutions (Pay-per-use Electronic Lab Notebook) and others for the giant companies, Labii software provides the perfect strategy to keep a copy of the truth for reference whenever necessary. All company research, production and distribution data can be stored with optimum reliability and security.

Having recognized the vital role of blockchain technology in the future of communication and other circles of life, Labii is incorporating super secure cryptography into the designs of their ELN.

If there is anything which looks like a viable solution to such medical accidents happening around the globe, it’s the adoption of Labii’s record keeping software.

As highlighted by the World Health Organization’s representative in China, Dr. Gauden Galea, the fact that the irregularities with the faulty Changsheng vaccines were discovered by state investigators is a sign that China’s regulatory system is not far from the right path.

However, everyone agrees more should be done to prevent similar occurrences in the future. And Labii ELN and LIMS which follow GLP and FDA 21 CFR part 11 could present the best chance at the start of a new era for China’s pharmaceutical industry.

By Shirley Scott

Monday, July 30, 2018

How to Earn Free Credits from Labii ELN & LIMS

How to Earn Free Credits from Labii ELN & LIMS

Labii ELN &LIMS provide a friendly platform for scientific and academic laboratories to track their research and monitor progress. The Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) available from the web interface has unique features worth every penny. While others complain about losing crucial information, Labii ELN & LIMS ensure you have a backup to continue working. Additionally, the platform has a reliable Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) whose interface is user-friendly. It has improved over the years since we have worked with many companies whose input has developed their ELN and LIMS. The user's pay plans are favorable to their work, especially the Pay Per Use pricing strategy. You only spend on the record you create, and there are no contracts. The setup and subscription fees are unnecessary with the Labii's Pay Per Use. An unlimited number of users can feed and access data without looking for alternatives. More so, you can create 100 experiment notes for just $10. Other than keeping your Electronic Lab Notebook safe, Labii provides credit earning opportunities to prolong your free usage period. The techniques include,

Method 1: Sign up to get $10 free credits – registering with Labii comes with a $10 free credit. Clients can use this credit to test functionalities at Labii. The credits serve the client’s need to have a reliable research platform for an organization and the teams involved.
Method 2: Do a demo with Labii and submit a demo survey to receive another $10 – you can enjoy doing your work and earn more credits. All you need is to complete a demo with Labii and submit a demo survey. Your reward includes gaining another $10 for merely participating (2 questions).
Method 3: Refer to a friend or colleagues – unlike other websites, Labii ELN & LIMS’s recommendation gratitude has more than one offer. If you recommend Labii to friends, and colleagues and they signup, you obtain $20. When they purchase ELN and LIMS services from Labii, you get another $20 - $100 (based on how much services they paid). Ideally, you stand to win $120 for every successful referral. 

Labii ELN & LIMS does its level best to ensure customer satisfaction. We focus on availing frequently used features to users without fail. We are currently invested in trying to meet the diverse interests, preferences, and requirements of researchers. Based on various studies, different research groups process unrelated data either on single or multiple topics. The Laboratory Information Management System cannot accommodate everything and produce required results hence the need for modification. Fortunately, Labii has created a flexible yet powerful ELN &LIMS whose modules allow users to customize data according to their preference. The customizing feature has extended columns accompanied by the presence of reliable and functioning widgets. Give Labii’s ELN and LIMS services a try because our platform comes highly recommended. We currently possess the most significant features researches lack in many web interfaces.