Plastomics Inc. is an agricultural biotechnology company developing a better way to make the next generation of biotech crops using chloroplast engineering. Nuclear engineering used to make all current biotech crops has become a limiting technology. Crops of the future need dozens of traits to achieve higher yields and feed a growing world population. Chloroplast engineering results in better expression of trait genes improves “stackability” of traits, and reduces development time and costs, resulting in the more rapid introduction of traits to the market and improved profits for seed companies.
Plastomics tracks projects, experiments, and samples with eLabJournal
Challenge – Easily and accurately manage documentation so lab members can devote more time and effort to performing their experiments
Solution – Reduce tedious manual work by barcoding individual samples
Result – Maintaining high QA/QC standards and secure stewardship of customer-associated samples
Our R&D pipeline generates a large number of samples and sample types that require tracking through multiple changes of ownership and product development phases. eLabJournal software allows us to document our experiments using the Electronic Lab Notebook module, and associate samples using the Sample Management Module. These tracking capabilities allow us to maintain high QA/QC standards and secure stewardship of customer-associated samples. Due to the ease of access to eLabJournal’s internet-based software, all team members can access and track relevant information from separate computers, thus avoiding the limit of a single point of access. Lab members can devote more time and effort to performing their experiments.
Alice Hui, Molecular biologist