Next-Generation Sequencing workflow by LabCollector at the Biology institute of Lille
LabCollector was able to answer our requests and more. We really appreciated the easy communication with the support, plus being a French company that made the whole process smoother. One of the strongest features of LabCollector is to offer extreme flexibility and a scalable system being able to adapt with the Illumina-NGS workflow, as well as offering instrument linking to recover our results from the many equipment we have including the Illumina Sequencer HiSeq. We can then retrieve our results automatically inside LabCollector that made our work simpler and productive, a very important point when we are handling a big NGS project as ours.
- Less expensive than other suppliers
- French company makes communication quick and simple
- Perpetual license
- System not closed, scalable and fully developed for our project (using an Illumina-NGS workflow)
- Contains supplementary modules for equipment and inventory management
- Data recovery from different equipment by parsing
Last but not least the good price of LabCollector with the value it brought to our daily lab workflow was a very positive point, being less expensive than other competitors. LabCollector stands out from the competition also with their pricing policy, as it is a perpetual license compared to an annual renting commonly offered in the LIMS market, making it a strong deal even in the long-term.
We also enjoyed many features that came with the Standard LabCollector, such as the equipment module, that allows listing all our equipment and also managing their past and future maintenance, and the inventory management, that allows managing our reagents ordering and sample storage centralizing everything we need in one place.
During our project and the implementation period of LabCollector in our lab, the LabCollector support helped us through some issues we faced, such as the saturation of our data storage in our local server, we then quickly moved the targeting folders to a larger driver. Another point is when implementing a LIMS knowing what we wanted in the beginning in relation to data parsing from equipment is not easy and understanding how it would work with the LIMS, as it can be difficult to change it during the project. LabCollector support was there to advise us on this and data parsing become much more efficient.