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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Resolve R&D bottleneck with Labii ELN & LIMS

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Resolve R&D bottleneck with Labii ELN & LIMS

In biotech Research & Development, data that is created needs to be documented immediately. Believe it or not, data documentation is the bottleneck of biotech companies that have more than  20 employees.

There are many reasons.

One reason is when a company uses too many tools or platforms. Scientists may store some slides in Microsoft Onedrive, some pdf files in Dropbox, and other collaborative documents in Google Drive. They also put sequencing data that is too big to handle with normal methods into AWS S3. It seems easy in the beginning to document the data to meet the company requirement. However, it is really painful to find the data they need to reuse. One particular piece of information might be in many different places, and different people might use different tools to store different data. It is almost impossible to unify the operation. Labii as one central research repository can take all different kind of documents and manage them in one central location. It can also seamlessly integrate the documents with other data in the ELN and LIMS.

The other reason is that the researchers enjoy staying in their comfort zone. They clearly know their R&D bottleneck, they also know there are better tools out there. But they do not want to change. Some people think it is too much work to change, they do not want to reorganize all the work they did before. Other people think the technology itself is too overwhelming, it changes fast and it is relatively time-consuming to keep up with. Labii is still seeking solutions for this. We actively collect feedback from users and improve our platform continuously. We are trying to minimize the work in migrating to Labii and make it as easy to use as possible without much training.

Research is hard, especially when data documentation is the bottleneck. Labii has stepped in and worked with scientists to resolve the R&D bottleneck. If you have any questions or request, please feel free to contact

Draft by Yonggan Wu
Proofread by Matthew Manalac

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