Lab-inventory management: Time to take stock
Inventory-tracking systems range from paper filing to custom-made databases. Using the right system can save researchers time, money and frustration.
"Some also offer connectivity to electronic notebooks. Labguru for instance, is a cloud-based application that tracks plasmids, bacteria, antibodies, plants, rodents and proteins and has a built-in electronic notebook, says product specialist Xavier Armand. Developed with investment fromNature's parent company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group in Stuttgart, Germany, Labguru costs $120 per user per year for academics and $450 per user per year for industry labs and is produced by BioData in Cambridge, Massachusetts."