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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Recent Scientific Fraud in Cardiac Stem Cell Research, How Labii ELN & LIMS can Help Avoid Similar Problems in the Future?

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What Happened?

The world of pharmaceutical research has been rocked by the mid-November news that Harvard and Brigham have requested for the retraction of 31 cardiac stem cell research papers by the famous Dr. Piero Anversa. 

He was one-time laboratory director at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Officials from the two institutions confirmed his studies based on the idea of treating damaged hearts with stem cells included fabricated and/or falsified data. This was in a statement to Retraction Watch and STAT earlier this October.  

Dr. Piero Anversa and his team virtually started cardiac stem cell research in 2001 after claiming they had identified stem cells (c-kit cells) which supposedly had the ability to regenerate cardiac muscle. Their claim excited scientists across the globe although numerous research teams attempted and failed to reproduce their results. However, their work inspired the creation of many start-up companies targeting the development of new treatments for stroke and heart attacks. The National Institutes of Health notably funded a clinical trial in the regard. 

Anversa’s work had earlier faced some antagonism from certain pros in the field like Jeffery Molkentin, of the lab at Cincinnati Children’s back in 2014. Also, a study by the co-director of the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Irving Weissman, among others concluded that bone marrow cells injected into cardiac muscles remain bone marrow cells

Nevertheless, the first major scenario that rang loud alarm bells about the research was a $10 million settlement in April 2017. The scientist was accused of submitting fraudulent data in order to secure federal research funding and Brigham and Women’s Hospital accepted to pay the settlement to the federal government. 

Brigham made the settlement with the U.S Department of Justice, even though the U.S Office of Research Integrity which is in charge of investigations on research misconduct when it involves National Institutes of Health Funding, didn’t make a finding in the case. The relation between the settlement and this recent call for over 30 of Anversa’s papers to be retracted isn’t clear. 

The Journals in which the 31 papers appeared have not been highlighted by Harvard and Brigham, but about 8 of his papers had previously been retracted and corrected. Many for failing to disclose conflicts of interest. The Circulation journal notably retracted on of Anversa’s papers in 2014.

The school and hospital started reviewing the popular doctor’s publications in January 2013 and his lab at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital was closed as he departed later in 2015 with increasing questions popping up about his research. At one point, Dr. Piero Anversa and his colleague Dr. Annarosa Leri even unsuccessfully sued Harvard and Brigham for alerting journals to issues in the work in 2014. 

As the events keep developing, spokeswoman for the AHA (American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association), Suzanne Grant, highlighted the organization’s role in the retraction and correction of a 2012 paper co-authored by Dr. Anversa in 2014. She added that the AHA was evaluating the findings of Harvard and would once again take all necessary action. 

One thing everyone in and out of the industry agrees upon is the need for transparency. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale even told STAT and Retraction Watch that, “the scientific community deserves to know what the findings were, the reasons why the papers were retracted, and the recommended way forward”. Furthermore, the million-dollar question is, ‘What happens to work based on Dr. Anversa’s work?’.

How Labii ELN & LIMS Can Help Avoid Similar Problems in The Future?


To avoid the fraud and the wasting of tax payer’s money, the NIH and other grant organizations should check the applicant’s raw research notes on their grant applications. I also urge the publishers to make it a requirement for scientists to provide the raw experiment notes as a compulsory attachment for every publication.

With technology presenting new solutions to many global problems, Labii’s ELN & LIMS is perfectly equipped to make the above suggestion possible and to help scientists prevent scandals like this shocking call for more than 30 research papers to be retracted. The Electronic Laboratory Notebook software simplifies data management and guarantees security, as well as transparency, in so many ways. 

1) Labii ELN & LIMS takes away the control of data from individuals as the software provides a Unique ID to all records. The ID will incremental by itself as the research progresses and each experimental note created is given its unique ID to avoid any fraud from manually faking the notes.
2) With Labii, no data can be deleted. Labii keeps all results of scientific research, whether wrong or right. This allows for pinpoint accuracy and transparent tracking.
3) Labii keeps track of all user activities. The software records every single change, making data falsification practically impossible.
4) Labii creates a new version for every change which is stored, facilitating the tracking process of research.
5) Every tech enthusiast must be aware of the amazing security of blockchain technology which is making waves in cryptocurrency over the last decade. Labii ELN & LIMS makes use of blockchain technology security to make hacking impossible. This feature also makes the manipulation of historical data impossible. 


The world of research would do well with some transparency and Labii ELN & LIMS brings a fantastic way out. 

Shirley Scott

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

4 Steps to Pick an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) That’s Perfect for You

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If you are reading this, then you must have an idea about the important role Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) have to play in the global quest for safer, quicker, and much more effective data management tools in our modern laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry in general.

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) has long been predicted by articles and technology as far back as the 1990’s as having the futuristic potential to solve data management problems for researchers. This dream is slowly becoming a reality with more and more scientists and organizations welcoming the switch from traditional methods.

However, the wide variety of available options today is making the task of choosing the perfect one even more daunting. In fact, a 2016 research study conducted by the University of Southampton, found 72 active products. And a Delft University of Technology petroleum engineer, in the Netherlands, Sian Jones, describes the scenario as insane and very confusing for researchers.

Here are FOUR STEPS to help you pick the ELN best suited for you;

1. Understand What You Need!

Start by asking yourself the following question: ‘What specific problems do I want to solve with an ELN?

Experts confirm that the importance of any purchase depends on whether it solves problems and meets stated goals. Therefore, evaluating any ELNs without first of all outlining the criteria to be met for a practical choice is the wrong way to go.

Such an analysis should cover what you are currently doing and what you are going to do in the future. For example, if you are currently taking notes in a notebook, storing data and performing data analysis in excel. Your specific problems are:

1) You need to get your notes documented and organized,
2) You need a repository to store your data and
3) And you need a customized function to analyze the results.

Other things that are good to consider are the type of data to be stored, how it should be stored, the workflow, collaboration facilities, data quality improvement, security, maintenance, scalability, and upgrade potential. 

All these will help you highlight specific MUST-HAVE features that narrow down your search to vendors more relevant to your needs. Avoid searching for ELNs that directly replace your paper methods and make sure you consider letting technology to drive productivity and collaboration.

Also, pay attention to the fact that you need an ELN that can seamlessly support your company’s growth with easy upgrade and uncomplicated additional applications in the future.

It is also helpful to read some comments online. Articles like the Comparative Analysis of Labii ELN & LIMS and Benchling Software Platform is very resourceful. 

2. Get a Demo!

After settling on a shorter list of potential ELN’s perfect for your organization, you can move on to utility aspects. Seeing a product in person will facilitate your understanding of how it works and an online demo can provide vendors with the easiest way to show the features to you. The goal of this demo is to further narrow down your list of ELNs that could meet your requirements.

All the products are different from each other and finding the features you want by yourself could be really difficult. For example, the features of Labii identify more with organizations that value data security, need customizations on specific data to store, and seek advanced functionalities in ELN and LIMS meanwhile, Benchling has the properties suited for end users looking for an ELN with molecular tools that are easy to access. Getting an online demo from them shouldn’t cost anything.

This is also a good time to ask questions. Be sure to tell your vendors what are the MUST-HAVE features, they will emphasize on these features and will let you know directly whether or not such functions are available. Check with your vendors how it could be done if your required function is not available, is it possible to customize, how much will it cost, et.al.

3. Get a Hands-on Experience, Get a Free Trial!

Although a majority of companies have free versions of their ELN software, they always have limitations on the functionalities, the data storage, number of users, etc. However, signing up for a free trial can give you a better sense of what value it adds to your organization or research setup.

The free trial period could also present the best time to educate yourself and other members of your team on how to use it. After the trial period, you can then propose the customization of a few more features that will make the ELN even more perfect for you or decide to try out another option on your narrowed list without any extra expenditure.

4. Negotiate A Good Price!

Succeeding to pick the right ELN can offer a good and fast return on investment. But the price has to be right as well. What you pay should be driven by factors like:

- At least 20-30% efficiency improvements
- Cost-effectiveness and R&D productivity enhancement by at least 7.5% per user
- Potential to improve your intellectual property by 25%

Most ELN vendors usually have price plans that are customizable and negotiable. With these in mind, negotiate the price that reflects the best deal for you both and discusses the development of any special features you may need.

Labii also provides Pay Per Use options, it allows you to use full functionalities of the ELN & LIMS without putting in too much budget upfront. If you can’t afford an expensive ELN or LIMS, The Pay-Per-Use option is a great option for you to try.

Follow this four-step guide and easily get yourself the ELN software that is designed to serve the specific needs of your organization.

Yonggan Wu

Monday, October 15, 2018

Labii Introduces Cutting Edge ELN Feature for the Visualization of Gene Sequences

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As technology continues to make waves in research and the molecular biology industry, Labii is staying true to its mission of working daily to develop new amazing ELN and LIMS facilities for scientists. 

Added to the many unique Labii ELN & LIMS features, recent innovation sees the data management software capable of gene sequence visualization. 

What Can Labii Do Now?

This development allows Labii users to plot publication quality circular and linear sequence maps of the plasmid. They would be able to do this a lot more conveniently using data directly from their ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) without an external application. 

Plasmid refers to an extra-chromosomal element, typically a small circular DNA strand with self-replicating properties found in the cytoplasm of some bacterial cells. Plasmids are used widely in laboratory gene manipulation serving as vectors for new genes introduced into bacteria. They facilitate the recognition of foreign “recombinant” DNA by the protein-making mechanism of a cell. 

Plasmid maps are graphical representations of plasmids, showing the locations of main identifiable landmarks on DNA such as restriction enzyme sites, plasmid name, length, genes of interest, etc. 
Using the file widget of Labii, scientists can now generate first-class plasmid map displays and the supported file types are *.gb, *.gbk, and *.ape.

Genbank File Preview For a Plasmid Map (Circular)
Genbank File Preview For a Plasmid Map (Circular)


Benefits of Labii’s Collaborative Integration of Cutting-Edge Sequence Visualization

This new high-tech Labii feature integrated into the ELN means the software can be used to turn GenBank annotations into circular and linear sequence maps in no time. And more. 

Data for plasmid mapping appears to be complex puzzle pieces which conventionally needed to be fitted together through somewhat tedious trial and error processes. Getting considerable automated assistance from Labii’s futuristic and collaborative platform is a major turning point in sequence visualization.

Plasmid maps are used to plan cloning strategy and to verify when a DNA clone has been successfully constructed. These massively important graphics have so many related applications for scientists and this addition makes Labii an even more complete molecular Biology package. 
There are many extra benefits of this integration in comparison with other isolated sequence visualization programs. 

One major advantage of using Labii is the facility of uniform visualization which happens through custom annotation libraries. Teams can share their sequences and tools for everyone to be on the same page from the very beginning of experiments. Beyond that, the scientists across teams and bigger organizations get the opportunity to visualize sequences exactly in the same way. 

The unique flexibility of Labii extends even more with its new sequence visualization feature. Proper standardization is a key requirement in research and Labii duly recognizes this with top-notch multi-sequence alignment tools. Prestored tools and powerful import features from high-standard external databases allow scientists to standardize visualization all through their organizations, in spite of the particular needs of individual teams. 

Multiple sequence comparison is an extremely rare facility for your Electronic Laboratory Notebook and uncountable professionals in this domain will jump to this without a second thought. 

Genbank File Preview For a Plasmid Map (Linear)
Genbank File Preview For a Plasmid Map (Linear)

What’s next?

Labii is dedicated to continuous innovation and improvement. So, with this release, you can expect much more very soon. We are working on adding the widget that will allow the editing of the plasmid sequences, enabling scientists to design the sequence directly in Labii ELN & LIMS. 

Simply remarkable! 

by Shirley Scott

Friday, October 5, 2018

Labii ELN & LIMS vs LabWare, Which one should I choose?

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This article contains all my original notes for the blog: Comparative Analysis of Labii and LabWare in ELN & LIMS.




Labii ELN & LIMS
LabWare ELN & LIMS
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Company Introduction
Labii Inc. is a software company headquartered in San Bruno, CA. that develops and distributes Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
LabWare is a company that develops and implements Laboratory Information Management Systems and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks.

Founded
2014
1987
Labii is a silicon valley startups while LabWare has been established for a long time.
Website

Type of deployment
Cloud-based: A third-party installs, operates and maintains the
software on its own or another entity’s servers; and stores the data in its own or another entity’s data center. Processing and data are physically or virtually segregated
from other customers.
Premises-based: Customer installs, operates and maintains the software on its own servers;
and stores the data in its own data center(s).
There is still a huge debate on where to store the data:
Advantage on Premises: full control of the data.
Disadvantage on Premises: Need to manage computer infrastructure, need to take risk of data lost because of an angry employee, water, fire damage, huge cost upfront to purchase the infrastructure and hire technical specialists.
The advantage of Cloud: Easy to set up, cheap - no need to hire someone to manage the computer infrastructure, safer - additional data backup in the cloud
Disadvantage on Cloud: not fully controlled.

Choose a solution based on mindset, law, budget. With the improvement of technology, more and more people go with Cloud solution.
Newest Version
Labii ELN & LIMS v3.0
LabWare v7, ELN v3
Labii as a startup is consistently adding new features and upgrades with new technology (3 version in 3 years). LabWare is trying to be stable and very conserved in new upgrades (7 version in 38 years).

If you expect your reported problem/features get resolved much faster, use Labii. If you prefer stable, no changes to the procedure, use LabWare.
Integration
ELN and LIMS as one platform
ELN and LIMS are two separate software
Labii creatively merge the ELN and LIMS into one system, ELN as one special type of data to manage in LIMS. LabWare provides traditional ELN and LIMS, two products are separate.

If you need to cross-references the data between ELN and LIMS, use Labii.
Highlight
Labii is one solution for all your research data. It provides high-level customization to the type of data to store (notes, reagents, protocols, et.al), the attribution of the data, and the detail of each record.
LabWare has achieved success by meeting commitments and exceeding expectations in LIMS and ELN projects large & small, local & global, routine & complex.
LabWare has been in the market for a very long time, but with the advancing of the computational technology, LabWare failed to address the old and new problems that had for most of the companies. This is why Labii and other startup step in, to fill the ELN and LIMS with new blood.
Customers
Companies with any size.
Big companies.
Labii is designed for the companies with any size. LabWare is for big companies only.
Interface
Labii ELN & LIMS vs LabWare, Which one should I choose?
Labii ELN & LIMS

Labii ELN & LIMS vs LabWare, Which one should I choose?
LabWare 7


Design
Simple, beautiful, materialized, modern.  
Outdated design carry from 1990
Check out their homepage and you know exactly what I mean. If you are looking for a user-friendly interface, use Labii.
ELN - Design
Widget and section based that is extensible and able to perform advanced functions like data analysis
Text editor based
Use Labii because, beside the Text editors, Labii provides a variety of other widgets to use in the ELN.
ELN - Regulation
Meet the requirement of GLP and FDA 21 CFR part 11.
Blockchain enhanced Version Control and Activity Tracking.
ISO 9001
Labii is the only ELN & LIMS that secured with blockchain technology make it impossible to false manipulate data.
Whoever has access to LabWare database can fraud the research data.
LIMS - Type of data
Labii provides full LIMS to store any type of data, which includes but not limited to Samples, Reagents, Equipment, Locations. Custom tables can be provided for all other types of data like Plasmid, Cell lines, Proteins, et.al
LabWare provides fixed modules to manage samples, projects, reagents, folders.
LabWare is fixed, you can only use the module they provided to manage a certain type of data.
Labii is more flexible. You can add a table to manage any type of data.

Use Labii because Labii can manage all type of data the LabWare can manage, and have the flexibility to manage other types of data.
LIMS - Sample Tracking
Labii can track the usage of samples. Widgets are available to record how much samples/reagents are used in an experiment, and to show the consumption history of a sample/reagent.
Tracking the shipment of Samples.
LabWare is good for lab managers, who only need to track samples. Labii is for everyone at the organization: beside the sample tracking, bench scientist can use Labii to document research data, data scientists to use Labii to perform data analysis, et.al.
LIMS - Workflow Management
Still on alpha testing.
Yes.
LabWare has more advanced workflow management. Labii is constantly upgrading and learning from customers’ requirement and could catch up in a few months.
API
Labii provides API to customize, automate data process and to facilitate data analysis
No.
With LabWare, you can only do what the software can do. With Labii, the door is open to tons of possibilities, you are not limited to what Labii provided, the data scientists can use the API to meet their specific needs.
Other - Data analysis
Use widgets to perform different data analysis
No.
Labii ELN & LIMS is also data-analysis friendly. LabWare does not have such capability.
Mobile Support
Mobile and Tablet Support in the browser. Native App development in the process.
A native App is available based on its Ads, but I am not able to find it in Apple Store or Android Store.
None of LabWare and Labii are actually mobile-friendly. Both of them can perform certain actions in mobile, but it is really difficult to use.
Support
Support tickets, the team replies within 24 hours.
Paid Support ($50/hour) is available for Immediate assistance
Yes, but very expensive ($160,000 - 100 days of consulting services, not including travel)
Unless you are a big company, otherwise the cost of support from LabWare will make your bankrupt. The Support from Labii is much easier to access.
Training
Free
$7,300 - Configuration and Training
The training and configuration are free at Labii, while, you need to pay $7300 out of pocket to get trained at LabWare.
Price
Subscription ($960/user/year)
Pay-Per-Use ($0.1/record)

https://www.labii.com/#price
$72,800 - 20 concurrent ELN user license ($3640/user/year)
Pay less and get more from Labii.
Prons
Easy to get started
Scalable
Extensible
Agile
Advanced technology and design
Ready to use
Stable

Cons
Learning curve required
Need configuration to get started
Expensive
Limited functions
Outdated - Technology from last century

Conclusion
If you seeking a solution that able to meet your future requirements, agile, flexible, scalable, avoidable and advanced, you should try Labii
If you are a big company, does not care about the budget, seeking a stable solution that does not require many changes, LabWare is the solution to go.
Just like the conflict between old and new technology, LabWare is established, expensive and outdated, while Labii is new, scalable, avoidable and armed with new possibilities.

Although in the market in a very long time, LabWare is failed to make the adjustment to meet the new requirement.



Comparative Analysis of Labii and LabWare in ELN & LIMS

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Comparative Analysis of Labii and LabWare in ELN & LIMS
Labii ELN & LIMS vs LabWare

A majority of scientists now realize the importance of Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for effective, secure, and much more expansive data management especially in research and the pharmaceutical industry.
Nevertheless, there seem to be too many of these tools in the market nowadays causing confusion on which options are the most suitable. Many articles and write-ups are out there with tips on how to choose the best data management software for your laboratory or institution. As many can guess already, the problem with most of the articles is marketing bias because most of them are put together by scientific writers who; lack working experience with an ELN or LIMS, lean towards favoring the products of vendors paying them and they hardly cover the details of the ELN functionalities

I am an expert in the industry, with valuable experience working closely with more than 300 biotech companies/laboratories. Being the founder of an ELN myself, I will layout a resourceful comparison between two great options to consider as replacements for your traditional data management methods i.e Labii ELN & LIMS and LabWare ELN and LIMS.

After reading this article, you will understand the differences between Labii and LabWare with regards to Who they Are, Deployment and Integration, Highlight, Design (ELN & LIMS), Customers, Support, Price, etc. This is will very well save you from the stress and time-consuming process of evaluating the dozens of ELN & LIMS in the market to pick the one that best suits your organization.

Let’s now dive into the different ways Labii and LabWare are set up to facilitate, secure, and basically modernize data management.

Who They Are!

Founded back in 1987, LabWare is an established developer of Laboratory Information Management Systems and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks and its newest version is LabWare v7, ELN v3.
On the other hand, Labii Inc. is a Silicon Valley startup which launched in 2014, engaged in the development and distribution of Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). With a third version (Labii ELN & LIMS v3.0) already, Labii comes up with regular upgrades to their software consistently adding new features and improving the technology.

LabWare is more interested in stability, with just 7 versions in almost four decades.

Highlights

Labware has achieved much success in its more than 40 years of existence. They did this by meeting its commitments and even expectations in small and large, routine and complex and well as local and global projects with its LIMS and ELN solutions.

However, there seems to be an unbridged gap with developing computational technology making it possible for certain unsolved old and new problems to be addressed. This explains the emergence of startups Labii injecting new life and functions into ELN and LIMS.

Labii presents a single solution for all research data, with a high level of customization capacity according to the data type you want to store (notes, reagents, protocols, etc.), the data attribution and the detail of each record.

Deployment and Integration

The system of Labii is cloud-based with the software installation, operation, and maintenance overseen by Labii. It also provides a licensing option that allows customers to store data in their own data centers.

Labii creatively merges the ELN and LIMS into one system with the ELN treated as a special type of data managed in LIMS. Also, the data and its processing are segregated physically or virtually from the customers.

Unlike the Labii, LabWare has two separate software. The ELN is completely different from the LIMS and both systems are premises-based. So, a customer installs, operates and maintains the software on its own servers.

Without leaning too much into one direction, the debate on where the data should be preferably stored is unsettled, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, a cloud-based system (Labii ELN & LIMS) is usually cheaper, easier to manage and much secure even though, it doesn’t offer full control.  Contrarily, you get full control over your data in an on-premises system (LabWare) but there’s extra expenditure in the purchase and management of computer infrastructure together with the risk of losing data from fire damage, water, or an angry employee.

Many more people go for a Cloud solution based on mindset, budget, and the law. People are starting to believe cloud solutions are safer, and they are willing to put in a little budget to test the system in the cloud instead of pulling a huge budget to purchase a system and use it locally. Also, the records at cloud are now widely accepted for patent applications, et.al.

Design (ELN & LIMS)

The design of Labii is modern, user-friendly, beautiful and materialized. The same can’t quite be said for LabWare whose design is still based on their 1990 framework.

Comparative Analysis of Labii and LabWare in ELN & LIMS - Labii Interface
Labii ELN & LIMS Interface


Comparative Analysis of Labii and LabWare in ELN & LIMS - LabWare 7 Interface
LabWare 7 Interface


ELN – Design and Regulation

The Labii platform is widget and section based allowing for extendibility with other functionalities like advanced data analysis. LabWare is text editor-based, meaning, it can only record text strings
Moreover, Labii is the first and only ELN & LIMS using the security of blockchain technology making it impossible to manipulate data falsely. It meets the requirements of GLP and FDA 21 CFR part 11.  LabWare is in perfectly in line with ISO 9001 regulations.

LIMS – Data type, Sample Tracking, and Workflow management

Labii is designed with a flexibility that allows the storage of virtually any type of data including Samples, Reagents, Equipment, Location and custom tables for data like Proteins, Cell lines, etc. LabWare is much more fixed, and can only be used to manage data that falls in the categories of its standard modules i.e samples, projects, reagents,.

With Labii, widgets that track the quantities of samples and reagents used in experiments are available. Whereas LabWare strictly allows for the tracking of sample shipment.
LabWare’s workflow management feature is quite established meanwhile the newer Labii is moving towards a much more modern method of management thanks to the constant upgrade from customer feedback.
There is a customizable feature with Labii lacked by LabWare and most other ELN software in the market. It offers an API which makes the customization and automation of additional data processes possible, facilitating data analysis related to the specific needs of scientists.

Customers

The flexibility of Labii makes is great for companies of any size meanwhile, LabWare best works for only big companies.

Support

Submitting a support ticket to Labii’s support team gets your request attended to with 24 hours. There’s a Paid Support option for immediate assistance which costs ($50 per hour).
LabWare’s support is pretty expensive. Consulting services from their support team cost around $160,000 for 100 days, excluding travel expenses. Only the very big companies can afford this.

LabWare has a native Mobile App based on its Ads, though I couldn’t find it in both the Apple Store and Android Store. The mobile and Tablet Support at Labii is in the browser with native app currently being developed.

Price

Configuration and training your personnel on how to work with Labii ELN & LIMS is free. At LabWare, it costs $7,300 to get trained.

Furthermore, Labii has two payment options to serve different organization sizes. The Subscription of $960/user/year and the Per-Per-Use option which costs only $0.1/record.
The price plan of LabWare is much bigger; $72,800 – 20-year concurrent ELN user license ($3,640/user annually)

Labii is clearly offering more flexibility and utility at less.

Conclusion

We can confirm from the analysis above that LabWare is an established, expensive, and comparatively outdated, but much more stable solution to data management. This makes it a great choice for giant companies not too worried about the cost and are looking for stability with little or no changes over a considerable time period.

However, this lack of scalability and high prices are key problems targeted and solved by Labii. The basis of Labii is very much inclined towards new possibilities, agility, and flexibility with advanced technology consistently introduced to meet the requirements of the future.

Labii can potentially develop into one of the cornerstone data management solutions in the world of research and the pharmaceutical industry. Whereas LabWare’s conservative approach risks becoming totally out of use due to it lacking the capacity to compete by meeting future requirements.

Please see my detailed comparison notes at Labii ELN & LIMS vs LabWare, Which one should I choose?

By Yonggan Wu