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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

New sketch widget in Labii ELN & LIMS to write and draw

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Over the past 10 years, the adoption curve has changed dramatically as more and more people are shifting from using their desktop/laptop to using their smartphones/tablets for just about everything. Gone are the days of waiting to be at an office or home to use a desktop/laptop to browse the web, sending emails, finishing work-related tasks, and more.

The increase of tech within smartphones and tablets have made it to where people rely heavily on their mobile devices for work and that also changes how scientists and researchers document their lab notes. When it comes to documenting lab notes, scientists increasingly have the need to use their mobile devices to access their ELN platform and documenting their work. In today’s market, ELN vendors, for the most part, are lagging behind when it comes to adding features and functionality supporting the rise of mobile devices.

To help solve this problem, Labii has released a “Sketch” widget in their ELN & LIMS platform. The sketch widget enables scientists to capture and write down their ideas/notes, create different shapes and colors (perfect for tablet users with a stylus),  and edit images within their fingertips.

Sketch widget from Labii ELN & LIMS
Sketch widget from Labii ELN & LIMS

How to use the sketch widget in Labii ELN & LIMS

Here is an example of how to use the sketch widget:

  1. Go to tables on the navbar and select experiments
  2. Click the “+” icon to add “sketch widget”

Here are the tools/functionality within the sketch widget:
  • Save - save the sketch
  • Tool - drawing tools
    • Pencil - drawing pencil
    • Line - draw lines
    • Rectangle - create rectangles
    • Circle - create circles
    • Select - disables drawing and gives you the ability to modify existing elements in the canvas
    • Pan - disables drawing and gives you the ability to move the complete canvas at will which is useful to adjust the canvas when zooming in or out
  • Line width - change line width. Labii provides the options of 1px to 24 px.
  • Font color - change the font/line color
  • Fill color - change the fill color of a shape
  • Background color - change the curve background
  • Text - insert text into the canvas
  • Undo - undo the previous step
  • Clear - clear all data
  • Zoom in
  • Zoom out
  • Resize - resize the canvas
    • Default to 100% in width, 610px in height.
    • When width=100%, changing the screen size will change the shape of the drawing. To keep the shape of the drawing, use the resize function to save an absolute value of the width.
  • Image - insert a picture into the drawing
  • Download - download the drawing as a picture

Labii ELN & LIMS is truly designed for mobile and the sketch widget is one of many features that are perfect for users on the go. If you’d like to learn more about Labii ELN & LIMS, feel free to schedule a free demo at

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Labii ELN & LIMS is nominated for the Outsell 300

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Outsell has released their Outsell 300 annual list where their analysts compile and rank the top emerging companies operating at the intersection of data, information & technology. These are the companies who are committed to innovations in the data, information, and analytics economy. The Outsell 300 program is part of a long-standing tradition each year and ensures that the world’s leaders in data, analytics, and information businesses grow revenue, mitigate risk, and execute better, in a fast-changing global market.

For over 20 years, Outsell has been the voice of the data and information industry. They combine unique data, industry-leading analytics, world-class events, and a thriving and growing peer-to-peer community to ensure their clients make the best possible decisions.

Labii ELN & LIMS is an online platform that has been built from the ground up to help scientists/researchers from biotech, pharmaceutical, and academic institutions to document, manage and interpret research data with our electronic lab notebook (ELN) and laboratory information management system (LIMS).

Scientists of various fields of study and research labs find it impossible to prescribe a single product for use in the company, campus, college, department or research group levels, because of the sheer diversity of interests, workflows, and preferences within the research community.

At Labii, we have worked directly with biotech/pharmaceutical companies and academic labs to develop a product that is customizable and extensible to meet the diverse needs of biotech, pharmaceutical companies, and academic labs. We modularized the type of data (notes, protocols, reagents, into tables, enabled custom columns for each table, and integrated stand-alone applications (widgets) to provide extensible features for ELN. Labii ELN & LIMS can be configured specifically for each organization to meet their specific needs in documenting, managing samples/inventories, track the operation of procedures (workflows), and more.

Learn more about the Labii ELN & LIMS at Schedule a free demo with us at