Ayelet Klartag Researcher at Tel-Aviv University, Israël
Our lab was one of the beta sites (around 10 years ago!) to use Lab Collector and we have seen it evolve nicely throughout the years. We have hundreds of Antibodies and cell lines in the database which we use on a daily basis. We also use LC to keep track of Reagent lots, and Equipment purchases and maintenance. The customer support offered by Pierre and Anne is really excellent.
They are always available and solve our problems immediately. It is a pleasure to work with them, and I cannot imagine going back to the days without Lab Collector in our lab. It is an integral part of our routine here. Thank you!
R-Pandian Murgaraja LIMS Manager at Ichan School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai
We’re very pleased with our choice of LabCollector. We’ve expanded our use and rely on it heavily. We were able to get excellent technical support from Pierre & AgileBio Team with no delay.
LabCollector is a tool that in my view is one of the very best in LIMS.
Thanks for making such a great suite of software.
Federico Brianza Vice President, Research Switzerland at Evolva
We have implemented LabCollector in our organization in order to manage information regarding Strains, Plasmids etc…
We found this solution to be an excellent compromise between cost and functionalities.
Every module can be customized by adding custom fields which reflect the needs of your organization.
We’ve been very satisfied with the support and the ‘customizations’ which LabCollector has even developed for us.
We appreciate about LabCollector:
– The good ratio quality/price
– It is easy to administer by non-professional IT people
– It has a simple web interface
We are convinced of the future potential for LabCollector because of its capacity for implementing customer requests.
Guillaume Letellier Researcher at Deinove, Grabels, France
AgileBio has supported Deinove in the management of their laboratory data since 2008. LabCollector is used to organize a rich collection of more than 6000 bacterial strains.
The LIMS allows us at the same time to improve the traceability of strains, synthesis of the experimental data collected in the laboratory, and the management of the physical storage of the frozen samples.
LabCollector allows Deinove to easily take advantage of a completely structured and exploitable strains collection with its various industrial applications.
We also rely on LabCollector and on its features for storage management, supplies and chemicals products for the logistics of the laboratory which has 40 researchers.
Jean Peccoud Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
We spent years looking for a decent sample management software. Some of the key requirements that LabCollector meet include:
- – It is a web-based solution
- – The software can be implemented in house instead of being hosted by a third party
LabCollector even goes beyond this set of requirements. There are a number of modules for managing other aspects of a lab operation beyond simply tracking samples. It is progressively becoming a central hub for all our laboratory information.
The use of a standard database (MySQL) makes it possible to access the data without going through the user interface when needed.
Customer support is top notch. They are extremely responsive and helpful. We really feel that we get personal attention.
To conclude, it is a very positive experience. This product has managed to fill a niche between desktop biobanking solutions and enterprise-class LIMS systems. It is a great LIMS that meets the needs of many academic research groups, institutes, and biotech companies.
Claudio M. Gomes Group Leader of FCUL Protein Folding and Misfolding Laboratory
LabCollector is an outstanding tool and since many years has become a critical tool in the daily routine of my laboratory.
We use it extensively, not only taking advantage of the existing pre-defined modules but also through customization.
LabCollector has become the heart of lab processes, which allows to keep information highly organised and accessible to lab members, and makes live very easy to everybody, especially newcomers which find there all they need to know, from finding a particular plasmid, antibody or reagent to making purchase orders, retrieve supplier contacts or an experimental protocol.
The frequent updates constantly keep bringing new features and easy of use, so we look forward to go even deeper into using LabCollector, as it really frees our time for what really matters: research!
Laurent Tiret Researcher at École nationale vétérinaire, Maisons-Alfort, France
Our lab at EnvA collaborates with the Cani-DNA biobank. Our purpose is to gather, annotate, store and distribute biological samples from domestic dogs.
This data is useful to the health and wellness of dogs. It is also precious to investigators engaged in medical and translational R&D programs.
To achieve this project, we needed to consider a database that combined several advantages and addressed the challenge to maintain controlled costs of development and maintenance. For this we wrote a proposal request fto LabCollector with our very specific needs. We were aware that frequently there is a gap between dreamed conditions in a lab and software results. We also wanted a unique tool for identification, labeling, barcoding and storage in the freezers as well as a temperature monitoring system that would include alarms by SMS and emails.
Using these specifications, we gathered with the LabCollector team and brainstormed on how to implement it.
In order to limit our budget, it was obvious that we needed to confine as much as possible to the default and existing LabCollector modules and methods and try to adjust them into our workflow.
After some adjustments, we ended up with a custom module option and a paid development of the WorkFlow add-on to bring several innovations to it that would fit our needs. The LabCollector team even added several additional improvements in updates v5.12 and v5.14.
Inevitable bugs were detected but quickly resolved remotely by the LabCollector team (I would like to point out the great customer support from the team.) Today we are able to use LabCollector at 90% of its potential!
We also manage all the barcodes (initial calibration was a little tricky, but again the LabCollector team showed themselves to be very supportive). We like the temperature monitoring system, which works perfectly with wired sensors and existing network plugs, avoiding repeating fails from wireless sensors from competitors.
We are very pleased so far and continuing…
LabCollector uses a MySQL database, which ensures easy export to any other system that could be needed in the future.
All this at a VERY attractive cost (less than $8,000!) including license, development, printing material, labels, scanners and temperature monitoring with alarms! There is not a better deal on the market!
Dr Sylvain Tourel CSO at Soft Intelligent Therapeutics, Germany
I implemented LabCollector for the first time in 2008 and then again in 2010 at another laboratory. I would not consider using any other option besides LabCollector when I setup my own laboratory 2012.
We use LabCollector for samples including DNA, primers, chemicals and cell lines. It is a great solution to preventing unnecessary orders of chemicals and a great organization tool in the lab especially for inventory purposes.
Having a high turnover rate of students, LabCollector guarantees us to be able to organize the storage and to to be able to find it later on in the future.
We are considering adding new features to our LabCollector licence such as the ELN to better optimize experiments and documentation with internal dynamic links.
The excellent customer service provided by LabCollector, combined with its local hosting, including backup and powerful database solution, makes LabCollector irreplaceable to us.
LabCollector has become an essential instrument in our laboratory structure and it will surely help lead us to success outside the lab as well.
Ming Gao Coordinator at Alcorn State University, Mississippi, USA
LabCollector contains many features for lab settings. Also, it makes the user-interface of the database very user-friendly to a lab technician or bench scientist so that they think it is worth their time to use the database rather than writing their notes down in a notebook.
Stefan van Lier Process Optimizer at Nunhems Netherlands, Netherlands
LabCollector was installed and implemented quite fast in our lab. Setting up the software is easy and straight forward. We attached the software to a tubesorter and did some custom development in the software. This took some time and effort but in the end we are quite satisfied.
I would advise this software to be used by every lab that needs to manage assays and samples. We don’t regret the purchase of this piece of software.