LabKey has released Sample Manager, sample management software developed to bring greater ease, efficiency, and insight to sample processing within laboratories.
Built with input from a Product Advisory Council (PAC) comprised of academic and biotech laboratories conducting research in various fields, LabKey Sample Manager has been designed with an intuitive user interface providing a gateway to powerful features that address common challenges in laboratory sample management. These features include user-friendly mechanisms to create samples within the application and discern sample lineage, workflow features to easily assign and track sample processing tasks, and data integration features to unify samples with their related experiment data. When consulting with the Sample Manager PAC, these features were deemed essential to the application due to their ability to boost sample processing efficiency, operational control, and data integrity.
“Having participated in the Sample Manager PAC and seeing the development of the application from idea to fruition, Sample Manager has been thoughtfully developed and has the potential to positively impact the collaboration, efficiency, and throughput of many laboratories,” says Mike MacCoss, professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington. “Additionally, the ability to tie experiment data directly to samples within the application is a real benefit when trying to get a big picture view of the ongoing work taking place in the lab.”
Sample Manager is initially targeted at small to medium sized labs with plans to expand functionality to meet the needs of larger enterprise level organizations. It is available as a stand alone application or included with the Premium Editions of LabKey Server—a data integration, workflow, and collaboration platform built for scientific researchers. For more information on LabKey Sample Manager visit please visit LabKey.com.
Since 2003, LabKey has provided software solutions that help overcome the data management, collaboration, and workflow challenges faced by scientific research teams worldwide. Serving more than 500 research organizations and thousands of users, LabKey works hand-in-hand with clients to understand the complex needs of modern labs and develop solutions that help bridge the gap from data to discovery. To learn more, visit http://www.labkey.com.