Sample storage management systems are small versions of warehouse management systems, which manage all samples within a laboratory. Labii integrates storage management to help researchers keep track of lab supplies.
The storage table comes with the following columns:
- Storage configuration
- Type - Type of storage
- Number Of Rows - Image the storage as a gird, how many rows does it has?
- Number Of Columns - Image the storage as a gird, how many columns does it has?
- Should Transpose Header - This field defines the headers of the storage map.
- When not checked, column headers are letters and row headers are numbers.
- When checked, column headers are numbers and row headers are letters. Particularly for well plates, this is a common occurrence.
- Storage information - Location of storage. An example is a 96-well box placed in a -80°C freezer.
- Parent - The container of current storage
- Storage Coordinates - The coordinates of the sample in the parent storage.
- Space usage information
- Space Used - The number of occupied spaces.
- Space Available - Availability of remaining space.
The Labii sample storage management system allows you to manage all of your lab's samples and specimens. Among these are blood samples, cell lines, antibodies, plasmids, soil, etc.
To define how samples are linked/assigned to storage, Labii uses two columns:
- Storage (ForeignKey widget) - The storage to store the sample
- Storage Coordinates (StorageCoordinates widget) - The coordinates of the sample in the storage.
In Labii, you can create storage using one of the following three methods based on what you require:
- 2.Create storage with bulk add form. This method allows you to create multiple storage at the same time and is best suited for situations where the number of storage records you need to create ranges between 2 and 20.
The Storage list view enables you to:
You will be able to print the storage labels or barcode directly from Labii once the storage have been created.
In case you are on the Labii platform and are looking to find a storage based on a couple of keywords or a name, you can do so using Labii's search tool.
Click on the Search button on the navbar at the top of the screen and enter your keywords to see the results displayed in the dropdown box. Choose one result that is the best match.
- 1.Go to the storage list by clicking the Storages from the side menu.
- 2.Enter keywords into the Search box
- 3.Click Search to update the results.
- 4.If you want to further narrow down the results based on a particular field or field combination, you can also use Advanced search.
- 1.Click the Scan button from navbar.
- 2.Choose a scanning equipment: build-in camera or a third-party scanner
- 3.Scan the barcode or QR code, and the results shall display directly.
- 1.Open a storage
- 2.Scroll down to the Storage Flowchart section.
- 3.You will find the relationship of the current storage with its parent and child storages in a flowchart.
- 1.Current storage is highlighted in the red color while other storages are in green.
- 2.Follow the arrow, you are able to find the parent storage
- 3.Each box is clickable, and you can click it to view the detail of the storage.
Labii provides digital storage map for managing location information as well as a solution for planning, optimizing, and navigating complex layouts.
You can download the layout of the storage in either map or list format.
Using Labii, you are able to assign storage to any other samples, specimens, etc., in an easy, intuitive manner.
The storage can also be assign from the storage map directly. To do that,
- 1.Open a storage
- 2.Scroll to the Storage Map section, and click a well you want to place items
- 3.Click the Assign to xx button
- 4.In the pop-out modal, choose one or multiple samples/items to be assigned.
- 5.Click Submit.
As a result of this method, you are able to organize items inside a storage area in an organized manner.
- 1.storage. Provide the UID of a storage. For example SG1
- 2.storage_coordinates. Provide the coordinates of a storage. For example A1.