Since releasing Labregister early in 2021, the product has continued to go from strength to strength. Originally known as Labfolder’s “Material Database”, we recognized that inventory management requires its own product. It’s still seamlessly integrated into Labfolder ELN, but we’re implementing new and exciting features that make it more appealing as a stand-alone product.
The updates to Labregister this year have focused predominantly on facilitating clear, compliant and consistent records of everything pertaining to a laboratory material or item. Our first release allowed our users to create barcodes for lab materials and equipment, then record and visualize them as code 128 or data matrix type. Barcodes act as a compact way of storing relevant information, so with this new feature our customers can streamline how their materials are managed.
Later in the year we introduced a new file attachment feature that allows users to attach images, pdf, word and excel files to inventory items. This update enables comprehensive oversight of lab materials by ensuring that all inventory-related documents can be stored in a central location. Then, just in time for the holidays we released a new relationship attribute that enables our users to link multiple inventory items to each other and define a parent or child relationship as appropriate.
In the new year we will continue our work implementing features that’ll simplify lab material management, facilitating compliance and transparency!