Before the lab started using the LIMS system, the assistants were having a hard time keeping track of the inventory. They wrote everything down on paper to log it, but this still led to some mistakes and the lab needed something a little more up to date. The system makes it easy for the assistants to simply type in the inventory numbers, and when the inventory gets low enough, they simply order more to replenish the stock. Given how many test tubes, plates, and pipettes the lab goes through, we need to have a steady stock to ensure that our experiments will be carried out.
In the lab, I’ve been using the plates to work with different types of mold.