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Benchling provides LIMS sample management optimized for modern molecular biology R&D

Our E-Book "Has life science R&D moved beyond traditional LIMS?" discusses current LIMS platforms as well as how Benchling can deliver more value than a typical LIMS.
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While sample tracking is arguably the most basic capability of every LIMS, it can actually be one of the most complicated to configure for life science R&D labs. The reason is that “sample” can mean different things to different labs, including proteins, cell lines, plasmids, miRNA, oligonucleotides, and more. Each of these entities has distinct relationships to each other as well as specific types of associated information. As a result, configuring LIMS sample management capabilities typically requires extensive customization to correctly connect entities and link relevant information in a way that increases efficiency for your lab’s unique workflows, with additional customization if your workflows change.

LIMS sample management capabilities on Benchling

With Benchling, however, you get the same sample management capabilities that a LIMS delivers, but in an easily configurable, cloud-based platform. You can create a digital representation of any entity without having to type a single line of code, automatically interconnect DNA and protein constructs, structure parent/child relationships for any entities to power lineage tracking, and more.

  • Model large molecules and other data without a single line of code—codeless configuration and custom data types mean you can build a registry catered to your particular scientific needs, from CAR-T development to fermentation
  • Connect physical samples to their experimental context—with unified Applications and interlinked data, you can see everything that’s ever happened to any registered entity and even automatically surface data from one entity to its interlinked entities, so you never have to enter the same data twice
  • Save time with bio-intelligent links—Benchling automatically identifies and interlinks related DNA construct components and allows you to impose sequence constraints to avoid building the same construct multiple times
  • Reduce manual entry with automation—autocompute metadata such as molecular weight based on amino acid or DNA sequence, or from linked entities
  • Reduce manual entry with bulk registration—automatically register entities produced through bulk cloning, bulk annotation, and bulk translation functions

Even better, Benchling goes beyond typical LIMS sample management capabilities with unified Applications that provide a seamless user experience and single interface for:

  • Sample management
  • Electronic lab notebook
  • Molecular biology tools (such as plasmid mapping and protein sequence annotation)
  • Inventory management
  • Request management
  • Workflow management
  • Instrument integration
  • Operational insight

Benchling not only helps your teams track samples and their related data, but gives you the ability to quickly make connections and gain critical insights to drive your science and business forward.