LabCollector Overview

What is LabCollector?

LabCollector Hosted is a lab information management software and electronic lab notebook (ELN) built around independent modules that interact with each other, managing a variety of day-to-day laboratory information. The software is used within small to larger labs, academics, pharma groups, and research and development (R&D). Using LabCollector, scientists can work efficiently by quickly accessing and modifying data which is made available to the entire lab community via the cloud.

LabCollector’s management modules enable users to perform information and stock management on a modular basis. The storage system enables stocks localization that is managed using box cell grids and can be defined by point and click. LabCollector’s customization features perfectly adapt to any data scheme.

Scientists can navigate lab storage places using a hierarchical browser tree, and all lab staff actions within the database are recorded onto history logs including audit trails and data versioning. A backup method is also provided for simple data storage on external and redundant media.

All information that is stored in LabCollector LIMS is identified by a barcode. Scientists can create linear 1D and datamatrix 2D barcode labels for quick sample data retrieval and can be printed on stickers to identify tubes or documents.

The solution provides a collaborative interface and is capable of extensive customization without any coding skills. LabCollector can be accessed from any computer as well as wirelessly from PDA devices.

LabCollector Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$350,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Purchase 1 LabCollector LIMS license and get 1 year of web hosting (shared server) for LabCollector Hosted.

Following years are 350 euros per year (academic price).


LabCollector Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, China
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

All LabCollector modules are pre-configured with standard fields but include customization possiblities such as unlimited extra fields and module preferences
LabCollector's strains and cells module displays information about all bacteria, cells or organisms owned by the lab
LabCollector's equipment module stores information on equipments on the lab, useful for managing warranty and other contracts
The plasmids module stores and enables users to search for plasmid data using LabCollector
The documents module in LabCollector stores all types of documents shared across the lab network
Scientists that need to manage specific data can add custom modules and edit fields using LabCollector
LabCollector video LabCollector screenshot: All LabCollector modules are pre-configured with standard fields but include customization possiblities such as unlimited extra fields and module preferences LabCollector screenshot: LabCollector's strains and cells module displays information about all bacteria, cells or organisms owned by the lab LabCollector screenshot: LabCollector's equipment module stores information on equipments on the lab, useful for managing warranty and other contracts LabCollector screenshot: The plasmids module stores and enables users to search for plasmid data using LabCollector LabCollector screenshot: The documents module in LabCollector stores all types of documents shared across the lab network LabCollector screenshot: Scientists that need to manage specific data can add custom modules and edit fields using LabCollector

LabCollector Reviews

LabCollector Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
9

Very good
7

Average
0

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3,8
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,4
89% recommended this app
Olivier josh C.

Lab management made easy

Much better than spreadsheets. Very organized and highly recommended.


I B.

very good database for LabManagement

We started using this Software 3 years ago for all the Groups in our Department, we use it for cells in LN, reagents in freezers, slides, equipment (pipettes, instruments, etc...), plasmids, and General documents (SOPs).


Gabriela N.

Not intuitive & cumbersome

I am leaving it behind and going to try other options.


Linda G.

Very useful lab software well worth its price

We wanted to implement an ELN in a start-up comany so we were looking for a program which is not too comprehensive but reasonably priced. Nevertheless, we were happy to find out that LabCollector is much more than just an ELN. It has repleaced not only hand-written lab books but also several spreadsheets at our company. The modular structure of the software is optimal for us as we can have the features which we really need and not pay for others which we would never use. It is also an advantage for a small company that you don't need to have your own server.


Jean P.

We spent years searching for a tool like LabCollector

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.


Olivier josh C.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Lab management made easy

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/03
Review Source: Capterra

Much better than spreadsheets. Very organized and highly recommended.

Pros

As a researcher, Labcollector has helped our laboratory in organizing data sets and files that need to be stored and used later. Inventory management is also a plus. The efficiency of the software is also worth noting in terms of its immense functionality.

Cons

None at the moment. We have been using it for almost 6 months now, and so far it has been great.

Response from AgileBio

Thank you for using. We appreciate your review and we feel rewarded from all these years developing the tool. Feel free to reach out with any suggestion you may have so we continue to better serve you. Check soon our new version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

I B.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

very good database for LabManagement

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

We started using this Software 3 years ago for all the Groups in our Department, we use it for cells in LN, reagents in freezers, slides, equipment (pipettes, instruments, etc...), plasmids, and General documents (SOPs).

Pros

Very easy to adapt to your needs, you can have separate databases belonging to single Groups, very flexible System. Good support.

Cons

It can get very slow if you add too many records to 1 single module, we have 1 with 6000 records and it is a bit too slow. The Import of tubes through a box Reader should be improved (we have the scanner but do not use it), it is complicated to Import big data from another database.

Response from AgileBio LLC

Thank you for your review. We love to hear how we can improve LabCollector for our clients.

Since LabCollector v5.2 an improved indexing allows a much faster database support. LabCollector supports this way big databases with over 100 000 records for one module. Another point of interest considering LabCollector speed, it is the server capacity by having your LabCollector on your local server. We offer servers with high capacities such as Virtual private server as well as dedicated servers.

Another improvement of version 5.2 is the import from Excel/CSV files! This has been improved making it simpler to import and new import tools are under progress.

Batch Sample Tool is a free tool in LabCollector to import from any rack reader into LabCollector. We are compatible with any scanner brand using our direct connector ScanServer.

Keep tuned as we keep making better versions every days!

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Gabriela N.
Industry: Research
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Not intuitive & cumbersome

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/29
Review Source: Capterra

I am leaving it behind and going to try other options.

Pros

Nothing, really. I was hoping that the electronic version would make my work easier, but it made it harder.

Cons

The program does not mimic a paper version of the lab book, many features are not useful, and trying to use it as a true lab book is cumbersome. Creating protocols for an easy insertion was not possible, it required approval from others, and insertion was cumbersome. The different layers of the lab book are useless and just add confusion. Trying to fit my recording needs to the lab book was the reverse of what I needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Linda G.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Very useful lab software well worth its price

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/09/02
Review Source: Capterra

We wanted to implement an ELN in a start-up comany so we were looking for a program which is not too comprehensive but reasonably priced. Nevertheless, we were happy to find out that LabCollector is much more than just an ELN. It has repleaced not only hand-written lab books but also several spreadsheets at our company. The modular structure of the software is optimal for us as we can have the features which we really need and not pay for others which we would never use. It is also an advantage for a small company that you don't need to have your own server.

Pros

LabCollector makes the organization of the lab much more transparent and efficient compared to spreadsheets and hand-written lab books. It is definitely worth the extra energy you have to put into it at the beginning to set up your system. In addition, good documentation also adds value to our products.
Furthermore, Agilebio offers excellent customer support.

Cons

There are some bugs in the program but if you report them to the developers they will try to fix them or at least they will suggest you a way to solve your problem.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jean P.

We spent years searching for a tool like LabCollector

Reviewed on 2012/02/14
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

We spent years looking for a decent sample management software. Some of the key requirements that LC meet include:
- web-based solution
- software that could be implemented in house instead of being hosted by a third party.
- no per user licensing fee

LC goes beyond this set of requirements. There are a number of modules for managing other aspects of a lab operation beyond simply tracking samples. LC is progressively becoming a central hub of 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 a personal attention.

Cons

It is not always obvious to understand how the different modules complement each other. We had to develop our in house policies regarding the use of LC modules.
The software is encrypted. We would prefer to have access to the source code so that we can better integrate this tool with our other informatics resources.

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Customer Support

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 18 user ratings
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LabCollector Pricing

LabCollector Pricing

Starting from
US$350,00/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Purchase 1 LabCollector LIMS license and get 1 year of web hosting (shared server) for LabCollector Hosted.

Following years are 350 euros per year (academic price).

Purchase 1 LabCollector LIMS license and get 1 year of web hosting (shared server) for LabCollector Hosted.

Following years are 350 euros per year (academic price).

Value for Money
3,8/5
Based on 18 user ratings
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LabCollector Features

LabCollector Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
3,9/5
Based on 18 user ratings
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Categories

Additional information for LabCollector

Additional information for LabCollector

Key features of LabCollector

  • 6 permission levels LDAP/AD authentications
  • Address book
  • Alerts system
  • Animals module
  • Antibodies module
  • Automatic data imports
  • Barcode labels series editor
  • Barcodes (1D & 2D)
  • Central information database
  • Chemical structures modele
  • Cross-database searches
  • Custom modules
  • Data reports export (screen and MS-Excel)
  • Documents module
  • Equipment module
  • Extensible customization
  • GenBank import
  • Integrated API / web service
  • Microarrays module
  • Perpetuation of information & traceability
  • Plasmid map editor
  • Plasmids module
  • Primers module
  • Quick information retrieval
  • RSS Feed reader
  • Reagents and supplies
  • Samples module
  • Sequences module
  • Simple licensing
  • Storage browser (tree-like)
  • Strains & cells module
  • Uniform data presentation
  • Unlimited data records
  • Upgradable
  • Versatile administration
  • Windows server manager

Benefits

Users can efficiently manage lab data and information with LabCollector’s various modules including samples, primers, plasmids, animals, antibodies and more.

With LabCollector, scientists can manage, analyze and retrieve data while reducing room for error using the documents module which is ideal for sharing protocols, papers, projects and presentations.

Users can efficiently label samples, primers, and products using the barcode feature that includes a series editor and custom barcode numbers.

Lab staff can store chemical structures and create 2D and 3D models, linking them to reagents and search engines.

Using LabCollector’s address book, scientists can manage various types of contacts including partners, clients and vendors as well as link client samples and data.

LabCollector FAQs

LabCollector FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LabCollector.

Q. What type of pricing plans does LabCollector offer?

LabCollector offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$350,00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Purchase 1 LabCollector LIMS license and get 1 year of web hosting (shared server) for LabCollector Hosted. Following years are 350 euros per year (academic price).

Q. What are the main features of LabCollector?

LabCollector offers the following features:

  • 6 permission levels LDAP/AD authentications
  • Address book
  • Alerts system
  • Animals module
  • Antibodies module
  • Automatic data imports
  • Barcode labels series editor
  • Barcodes (1D & 2D)
  • Central information database
  • Chemical structures modele
  • Cross-database searches
  • Custom modules
  • Data reports export (screen and MS-Excel)
  • Documents module
  • Equipment module
  • Extensible customization
  • GenBank import
  • Integrated API / web service
  • Microarrays module
  • Perpetuation of information & traceability
  • Plasmid map editor
  • Plasmids module
  • Primers module
  • Quick information retrieval
  • RSS Feed reader
  • Reagents and supplies
  • Samples module
  • Sequences module
  • Simple licensing
  • Storage browser (tree-like)
  • Strains & cells module
  • Uniform data presentation
  • Unlimited data records
  • Upgradable
  • Versatile administration
  • Windows server manager

Q. Who are the typical users of LabCollector?

LabCollector has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does LabCollector support?

LabCollector supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does LabCollector offer?

LabCollector has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does LabCollector support mobile devices?

LabCollector supports the following devices:

Android

Q. What other apps does LabCollector integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations LabCollector has

Q. What level of support does LabCollector offer?

LabCollector offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support