Bio Bureau is a biotechnology company focused on biodiversity identification as well as the development of genetically modified organisms which may be used for the control of invasive species, biomining, and for the production of compounds of significant commercial value. The company was created in 2009 by a university professor, and it cooperates with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and other startup companies. Since its founding, the company has brought together scientists from different disciplines, including molecular biology, biotechnology engineering, bioinformatics, biology, and organic chemistry. The wide variety of backgrounds encourages the development of creative new approaches to basic science research and the application of the resulting solutions in the industry. The Bio Bureau has worked on contracts in the energy, petroleum, and food industries.
Bio Bureau improves communication between labs with eLabJournal
Challenge – To improve coordination and transparency between a growing team of researchers across multiple lab locations
Solution – All project information in a single, common system with access from all labs, local and remote
Result – Structured experiments, improved protocols, and better sample workflow
However, the cherry on the top for our researchers is the Sample Documentation function section of eLabJournal which is extremely useful to us because we work in labs that are scattered across the city and have different working hours. With the production of up to 100 samples of various kinds each week, the function helps us to keep track of the details of every sample and to easily find out which one was the parent.
Milica Markovic, Biotechnology Engineer