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

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Announcing an exciting partnership with QB3

Labii ELN & LIMS is continuing to build connections with entrepreneurs and scientists to support local economies. In February 2020, Labii finalized a partnership with QB3, a company that provides significant resources to innovative startups. QB3 serves California’s life science entrepreneurs by connecting sponsors and startups, and Labii will provide important services to those startups. 





QB3

QB3 is a University of California affiliate that brings more than $750 million into California’s economy annually. Their mission is to grow science in California through a variety of mechanisms, such as providing rental space at five different locations and facilitating a mentorship program. QB3 boasts a multifaceted team of partners to ensure startups are supported in any venture, and Labii is proud to be part of that team.


Labii ELN & LIMS

Labii ELN & LIMS can be configured for any type of data, and the functions can easily be enhanced and expanded by stand-alone applications. Founded in 2015 by Stanford researchers, Labii is now the trusted ELN & LIMS provider for hundreds of biotech companies and academic labs. By providing a variety of pricing options and customizable options, Labii has established itself as an innovative, cost-effective provider of ELN & LIMS services.


Partnership

QB3 startups will now have access to Labii’s user-friendly, customizable ELN & LIMS for one year at no cost. This is a unique opportunity for local startups to gain access to one of the fastest-growing ELN & LIMS companies.


We are proud of our existing partnerships and look forward to collaborating with other companies, both within and outside of California. If you are interested in partnering with Labii, please contact us.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

What's new with Labii ELN & LIMS Version 4

Labii is proud to have released a new version of our software in May 2020 to continue providing user-friendly, customizable ELN & LIMS software to researchers worldwide. 

General updates

Version 4.0 now boasts greater usability. We resolved several bugs present in previous versions and updated loading speeds so the entire platform is faster. What this means for you: fewer hiccups and delays while utilizing the platform. 

Other updates

Labii made a number of other updates to the platform that enhance usability, improve existing functions, and provide a centralized location for scheduling and planning. 

Smarter forms - We have redesigned the form functions to make it more interactive. Now users will get a real-time error message, and users cannot submit forms unless all fields are complete.

Add section - The interface for adding sections has been improved, so there are fewer clicks to get to the widget you need.

Files widget - Files widget has been updated to allow the user to hide the metadata or preview as needed. We also updated the uploading function with a real-time progress bar.

Signature widget - The signature function now has a drawing functionality that is compatible with iPads or other touch-screen devices. 

PDF viewing - Labii improved the PDF viewing function so you can preview different pages prior to downloading.

Search function - The search function is more user-friendly. Keywords from a search are now highlighted in the search results. 

Calendar and scheduling - Viewing and scheduling who is working in the lab are now easier than ever. Use the calendar and scheduling functions to add/view time in the lab or on a specific piece of equipment for each user.  

Activity tracking - Activities can now be viewed day by day, so the user can see exactly which activities occurred when. We’ve also improved the timer function so you can add more than one timer to an activity or experiment.

Workflows widget - Workflows are now more interactive with greater functionality. Individual activities are now clickable to indicate whether they are complete or incomplete, and users can now use multiple workflows per experiment. 

Wells widget - We have updated the layout of the Well widget to make it more similar to the actual plate.


If you want to learn more about how Labii ELN & LIMS can work for you, schedule a demo today at https://schedule.labii.com.

Natalie Burger

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Use Labii Scheduling widget to maintain social distancing while performing research

Starting in December 2019, a novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCOV) swept across Asia, spreading to the United States by early 2020. By June 2020, nearly 2 million Americans had been infected and at least 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths had been reported. As orders to stay at home and close schools and restaurants spread, many research labs were also forced to halt their experiments and cease field work to protect scientists and follow local and state rules. 


But the world’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 appear to have worked. Data collected by Johns Hopkins shows that worldwide there are fewer and fewer cases confirmed daily. The question now becomes how to safely return to the workplace, especially to confined, enclosed places like research labs.  


According to the Center for Disease Control, one of the best ways to prevent further spread of COVID-19 is to stay at least 6 ft from other people, also known as social distancing. But social or physical distancing can be extremely difficult to maintain in small research labs, where several people may need to share the same equipment, or at least be near each other, to continue their work. 


To meet this need, Labii ELN&LIMS has an embedded Scheduling widget that allows researchers to not only schedule use of specific equipment, but to also schedule routine equipment maintenance, calibration, or sanitization. The widget is not limited to just equipment use; it can be used to schedule specific times for researchers to be in buildings or rooms like a lab or greenhouse. Schedules can also be viewed by other researchers that have access to the lab, allowing users to select specific times to do their work while following social distancing guidelines. Calendars can be viewed by day, week, or month, and entries are easily edited or deleted when your plans change. 


Scheduling widget at Labii ELN & LIMS



Most importantly, the Labii ELN&LIMS Scheduling widget allows you to continue important research while preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping your staff safe and informed.




Want to learn more? Schedule a demo today at https://schedule.labii.com.

Natalie Burger