New LabCollector v5.31!

We are happy to announce the release of the new LabCollector v5.31!

We’ve added some new features and made many improvements.

Users can now customize their DYMO tags (see Tip#3) and configure alerts for any Date field. See the full changelog here.


Next on our To-Do list:

  • To increase security our developers are now working on SAML integration for external authentication.
  • Also, LabCollector is getting a facelift and the new homepage interface will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

LabCollector v5.31 Tip3

LABCOLLECTOR v5.31 #Tip3

LabCollector has created, improved and changed many key features just for you in its version 5.31! Every month, we will discuss some of these changes and give you a few tips on how to become more comfortable using LabCollector v5.31.


This month let’s talk about this new feature: DYMO 450 Tag Customization!

DYMO Labelwriter 450 US users know how convenient this printer is when one wants to print record labels directly from LabCollector. It’s a Plug&Play device so there is nothing to configure to make it work with LabCollector. Based on a customer request, we now offer the possibility to completely customize the information that’s printed on your tags in LabCollector v5.31.
Our Knowledge Base has been recently updated by our Support Team. You can find all the information about this new feature here.
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If you want more info about the DYMO Labelwriter 450 US, visit our sister company website.

Stay tuned for more tips!

Also, remember to check your RSS news feed on your LabCollector Home Page – we’ll be posting other tips to help you get the most out of your LIMS.

If you would like to see an article on a particular subject, do not hesitate to ask for it via our social network pages!

Season’s Greetings From LabCollector!

Dear LabCollector Friends,

As another full year reachs an end, I would like in the name of the whole AgileBio/LabCollector’s team whish you all the best and a new year of 2018 full of success.
LabCollector continues its road to serve you all better. We had very challenging and interesting projects that as always helped the whole community by bringing new features.
I invite you to keep exchanging with us as needed so we can keep the pace to enrich LabCollector.On a side note, if you look carefuly to the greeting card above, you can have a hint of what’s next… Have you spotted it? Keep tuned!

Thank you all! We’re all commited to you and make your team work more agile!

Sincerely,
Pierre Rodrigues & the LabCollector team!

LabCollector v5.3 Tip2

LABCOLLECTOR v5.3 #Tip2

LabCollector has created, improved and changed many key features just for you in its version 5.3! Every week, we will discuss some of these changes and give you a few tips on how to become more comfortable using LabCollector v5.3.


This month let’s talk about the new Reagents & Supplies management!

Here’s a reminder of the changes that version 5.3 brought to Reagents & Supplies:
  • Reagents & Supplies module now has custom fields for the risks tab.
  • Risks tab fields can now be exported/printed in the Reagents & Supplies export/print.
  • Risks tab fields can now be used as filters.
  • Chemical lots: you can now upload a file/report and associate it with a specific lot.
  • Chemical lots now retain the original lot quantity.
  • Option to destroy chemical lots (only users with de-stock permissions can destroy lots).
For advice on how to import risk codes for reagents and supplies, go here!
For advice on how to associate a file to a chemical lot, destocking or destroying chemical lots follow this link!

Stay tuned for more tips!

Also, remember to check your RSS news feed on your LabCollector Home Page – we’ll be posting other tips to help you get the most out of your LIMS.

If you would like to see an article on a particular subject, do not hesitate to ask for it via our social network pages!

LabCollector “Give laboratories safe and efficient scientific management tools!”

8th Symposium / AFEM 2017

(Francophone Association of Microbial Ecology) in Camaret sur Mer, France.

AT AFEM 2017 Anne-Laure Sauvadet, Head of Support & Consulting at LabCollector, gave a talk on “How to give laboratories safe and efficient scientific management tools”.


But first let’s explain what AFEM Colloquim is:

Microbiomes : from Natural Environments to Man


The purpose of this VIIIth AFEM Symposium is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, tools, approaches, analyses, results and theories between microbiologists interested in different microbiomes and different fields of research. (bacteria and / or archaea and / or micro-eukaryotes, and their associated viruses) and to initiate or strengthen collaborations. The topics covered are intended to be very broad and aim to better describe, understand, control and value the microbial communities of the biosphere, from a fundamental point of view but also applied. Subjects will be grouped into 5 half-day sessions, each one introduced by an expert lecturer. A round table discussion dedicated to the problems of culture will close this colloquium.


Environmental microbiology in the era of “omics”

The aim is to discuss recent results obtained by conventional approaches and new technologies, in particular the omics tools (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, metabolomics but also culturomics), applied at the atomic level, the molecule, the gene, the micro-organism, the communities or the ecosystem.”

You can find the article in French by following this link.

LabCollector v5.3 Tip1

LABCOLLECTOR v5.3  #Tip1

LabCollector has created, improved and changed many key features just for you in its version 5.3! Every week, we will discuss some of these changes and give you a few tips on how to become more comfortable using LabCollector v5.3.


Let’s talk about the newly redesigned import function!

We have redesigned the ImportData function to make the process easier.

    • Instead of having to write out the names of the fields/columns you want to import there are ready-to-use files with all the field names available and you can just populate the ones you need (Name and Owner are mandatory).

  • You can also choose to automatically assign storage to your newly imported records all in the same step by navigating to the Advanced Options.

Find out more here.

Advanced Options:

Go to our article to find out more about v5.3 …

Stay tuned for more tips!

Also, remember to check your RSS news feed on your LabCollector Home Page – we’ll be posting other tips to help you get the most out of your LIMS.

If you would like to see an article on a particular subject, do not hesitate to ask for it via our social network pages!

Win LabCollector Mugs!

We love LabCollector and to share the love we’re giving away some of our brand new LabCollector mugs!

Let us know your thoughts about LabCollector on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. If you’re lucky one of these mugs could be winging its way to you soon!

You missed our LabCollector day? No worries, you can find an overview of the event here

A LabCollector day?!? Where? When?

In Paris, on the 13th of June 2017.

Who attended the event?

LabCollector fans (or simply users) and anyone interested in our solution working in academic institutes, biotech and pharma companies.

This year, we also invited two great speakers: Christian Siatka (CEO of Ecole de L’ADN in Nîmes and consultant for the European Commission) and David O’Callaghan (Director, INSERM U1047, Université de Montpellier).

Ecole de l’ADN, what’s that? Click here to see the Christian Siatka’s activity

And check out David O’Callaghan’s lab here! 

What about a third edition of the LabCollector?

Of course 🙂 Due to its growing success we are already planning to do a third workshop. Please, send us your feedback if you have any location preference! And stay connected… several new features of LabCollector will be released soon!

You want to see the LabCollector team?

A « Team » section on our website will be available soon. In the meantime, you can watch the video of the event and see us!

The LabCollector Community Team

New Mobile app: LabCollector stock manager

LabCollector Stock Manager

A Complete solution for quickly managing your stock

Manage the stock of your items and update the status in your LabCollector.
Includes barcode scanner from mobile camera or embedded scanner (PDA).
Has modes IN, OUT or unit replacement. Easily and quickly send stock movement files, by email or file download. The app works offline.
Barcode reader decodes both 1D or 2D codes.

Barcode Scanner

Simple to use

Use of the app is very simple.
From the screen scan a barcode (uses your mobile’s camera).
Then enter the quantity of item and indicate if the item is moving into or out of storage.
There is also an option to replace the existing amount of a scanned item with a new quantity.
Before sending the list of stock changes the list may be reviewed and edited.
Then the csv file for updating your stocks can be saved to your mobile or sent by email so the file can easily be used to update your LabCollector inventories.

LabCollector Stock Manager

The LabCollector Stock Manager will allow you to scan barcoded items to easily track movements into and out of your stock.
After scanning items just connect to LabCollector and the inventory is updated in a a few clicks.
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#2 Tips to boost your LabCollector

Keep boosting your LabCollector

 Here are some interesting tips we have for you today:


New types of custom fields

New types of custom fields are now available with the updated interface in custom fields:
• NCBI autocomplete: to include terms/names from NCBI databases such as taxonomy, biosamples, gene and many others
YES/NO select list with the possibility to be a category field
Tracking link: to tracks shipments or to link information from another database based in a variable field
Read more

Derived samples option action button

From Strains & Cells, samples, animals, chemical structures and custom modules records, you can directly create derived samples by clicking on 
A form will open to create a sample derived from the record you have selected. A new record is automatically created in the samples module with the name of origin field from the main record derived and a link tab appears on the record file to mention the link between those samples.

Choose your default fields and enable new functions as Multi owners!
LabCollector comes with default fields ready to be used. But, peharps in your lab some of those fields are not useful, you can now deactivate those fields. You also have NEW advanced options such as Multiple owners and Reagents Automatic Link to facilitate your daily use of LabCollector!