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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Using Blockchain technology in Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

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Using Blockchain technology in Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)


A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. The application of blockchain technology in healthcare has been largely discussed. Andy Lippman, a senior research scientist at MIT, created a blockchain to allow patients to cryptographically sign their own data. The blockchain technology has made the healthcare data more secure, enabling the patient to take control.

In academic, biotech, or even pharmaceutical settings, scientists are still slow in adopting new technology. Labii, as a pioneer in developing ELN & LIMS technology and providing online documenting services, is applying blockchain technology to its newest version.

Security in ELN and LIMS is always the first concern. Blockchains are secure by design and exemplify a distributed computing system with high Byzantine fault tolerance. Blockchain-based electronic lab notebook will be almost impossible to hack as well as to manipulate any historical data. This will bring an externally strong security to the Labii ELN and LIMS.

More details of Blockchain-based Labii ELN & LIMS will be revealed, in the meantime, it is available for testing at https://v3.labii.com

Draft by Yonggan Wu
Proofread by Matthew Manalac

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pay Per Use Electronic Lab Notebook

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Pay Per Use Electronic Lab Notebook

Electronic Lab Notebook and Laboratory Information Manage Systems are a great way to track research progress, but they are not affordable for most companies or academic labs.

Most companies/labs start their research without ELN or LIMS, thinking it will cut costs and spending. Most facilities will allocate money to purchase reagents or equipment and have ELN/LIMs as an afterthought. ELNs or LIMS are mostly commonplace among the larger biotech firms or pharmaceutical companies.

Start using ELN and LIMS at the early stage of a company/lab will add tremendous value to research data. Labii has been working with hundreds of small companies or labs and putting consist thought on how to make ELN & LIMS accessible without too many berries. Here, we are releasing a new version of Labii ELN & LIMS that supports Pay Per Use.

With the Pay Per Use pricing plan, Labii ELN & LIMS users only pay for the records they create. If only one lab note is created, users only pay for the record (~ 10 cents). No contracts, setup fees or subscription fees. Once a lab note is created, other users with adequate permission can modify it. For smaller companies or labs that do not have many records to document, the costs of the ELN & LIMS could be a thousand times less.

Another benefit of this pricing plan is: it does not limit the number of users. Organizations can add as many users to the account without worrying about incurring more costs. This would dramatically increase collaboration and allow other users who aren’t directly working in the lab to access data and contribute.

For the bigger biotech/pharmaceutical companies, Labii still provides the subscription option. Our subscription plan charges based on the number of users. The users can enter as many records as they need under the subscription option. Doing the math, the subscription plan can have huge capital savings for high-volume data generating companies.

As a take-home message: Labii has developed the Pay Per Use option for small companies/labs to quickly get started with ELN & LIMS without worrying about driving up costs. The subscription option is still available for high-volume data generating companies. As companies scale, you can easily switch between the two options as needed.

Visit us at https://v3.labii.com to try a demo.

Draft by Yonggan Wu
Proofread by Matthew Manalac

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Labii ELN & LIMS (v3) is on beta testing

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It is finally here. Labii ELN & LIMS version 3.0 (https://v3.labii.com) is on beta testing. With numerous feedback from our existing customers, Labii continues to deliver the promise of promoting scientific research by creating a new version of ELN & LIMS. We redesigned the new version to make it more user intuitive. The new version revolutionized the ELN product and meets the diverse requirements of different research labs. 

Labii ELN & LIMS (v3) is on beta testing


What's exciting in the new version.

  1. Pay Per Use Option, Users can now pay for the notes they created. No monthly subscription fee, no seats limit. Labii is trying to reduce the barrier of using sophisticated ELN & LIMS for users from academic and small startups. Now, documenting your research data is cheaper than the cost of coffee. $10 can create 100 entries.
  2. Widgets, enable unlimited functionalities in your ELN. We, at Labii, for the first time, introduced widgets to meet the diversity requirement of different research labs. 
  3. Customizable and Flexibility, Labii 3 is designed to be customizable to fit all company and lab requirements. Users can define the table, columns, and sections into any way they see fit. 
  4. API Support, Labii 3 comes with API. As a developer, you can now manipulate your research data with your own app. You can also connect Labii API to your automatic machines. 

There are hundreds of new updates. Come and check it out for free at https://v3.labii.com

Labii will continue to support old versions. All your research data will remain safe and intact.