Lina: A Laboratory Inventory System for Oligonucleotides, Microbial Strains, and Cell Lines
Biological specimens--Collection and preservation, Biological laboratories
Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology | Information Security
In this article, we present the Laboratory Inventory Network Application (LINA), a software system that assists research laboratories in keeping track of their collections of biologically relevant materials. This open source application uses relational Microsoft Access database technology as a back end and a Microsoft .NET application as a front end. Preconstructed table templates are provided that contain standardized and customizable data fields. As new samples are added to the inventory, each is provided with a unique laboratory identifier, which is assigned automatically and sequentially, allowing rapid retrieval when a given reagent is required. The LINA contains a number of useful search tools including a general search, which allows database searches using up to four user-defined criteria. The LINA represents an easily implemented and useful organizational tool for biological laboratories with large numbers of strains, clones, or other reagents.
Yousef, Ahmed F.; Baggili, Ibrahim; Bartlett, G.; Kane, Michael D.; and Mymryk, Joe S., "Lina: A Laboratory Inventory System for Oligonucleotides, Microbial Strains, and Cell Lines" (2011). Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 24.
Yousef, A. F., Baggili, I. M., Bartlett, G., Kane, M. D., & Mymryk, J. S. (2011). Lina: A laboratory inventory system for oligonucleotides, microbial strains, and cell lines. Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, 16(1), 82-89