Questions about the management of lab inventory and samples
Yes, there is an option to import existing data of inventory collections in the lab. We offer a tool to import samples into the system. Also, we can provide Excel templates that you can fill out to import specimens, strains, and other inventory collections. Migration from Excel templates is offered as an additional service when setting up your lab for the first time. In this way, we can help make sure the setup for your lab runs as smoothly as possible and the system is delivered as a ready-to-use solution.
***UPDATE: At the beginning of 2022, DYMO officially discontinued the LabelWriter 450 series of printers. Due to compatibility issues with the drivers and labels used by DYMO’s 550 series, eLabNext has been forced to discontinue future updates to the DYMO LabelWriter add-on and has ended support for label printing on DYMO-brand devices in 2023.
The current version of the DYMO LabelWriter add-on will remain available in eLabMarketplace for customers who have already installed it. While the add-on is still live, eLabNext will continue providing support for the existing features. In the meantime, we strongly recommend any labs using a DYMO printer to consider transitioning to one of eLabNext’s other support printing solutions, such as the ZPL Printer or FLUICS Print.***
The DYMO LabelWriter is an add-on to eLabJournal and eLabInventory, which allows printing labels for samples and compartments with 2D barcodes. You can purchase DYMO LabelWriter at your local office supply, or you can get them from LabTag or Diversified Biotech. To install the DYMO LabelWriter successfully, please follow the installation instructions.
Yes, sample types are only templates for storing sample information. If you change a sample type configuration by adding or removing fields, the existing samples’ info is unaffected. In case a field is removed, the stored data in this field for stored samples remains available. When a field is added, the field is appended to the sample entry form. Read more.