Effective management of chemical inventory is crucial to maintaining the integrity, traceability, and accuracy of end results, and thereby ensure the reliability of experiments and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Chemical Inventory is a basic building block for an efficient laboratory and is often required to produce local safety reports. SciCord’s Chemical Inventory Solution is designed to receive and inventory chemicals, reagents, or supplies with minimum effort and then utilize the inventory to record usage with a single scan or click.
Similar systems are available for your samples – read about Sample Management here.
Chemicals, reagents, and supplies are recorded when received by the lab.
Details can include the description, initial amount, units, the location of where the chemical is being stored, hazard warnings, and expiration date.
An internal label is generated based on the receipt information recorded. A variety of label sizes and formats are supported, depending on the labels and printer your lab uses. Label printing support for multiple labels per chemical, custom prefix, and replicate numbers for each label (examples: vial 1 of 12, vial 2 of 12).
Chemicals are assigned unique identifiers. A prefix can be configured for each chemical type (examples: Solution = SOL, Raw Material=RM). The numeric portion of the identifier increments from 1 for each chemical type (examples: SOL1, RM23). The sample identifier is used within the system to clearly identify a specific chemical and can be used when interfacing with instruments or third-party applications.
Legacy or third-party identifiers can be recorded in addition.
Attributes to record handling and storage requirements may be based on defined lists for consistency. Labels can include handling information to avoid contamination, degradation, or alteration. Labels can include storage information to ensure storage at specific temperature ranges and humidity levels to prevent deterioration.
Schedule and track sample/chemical inventory movements to assist scientists in quickly locating and retrieving samples/chemicals.
Locations are defined within a hierarchical configuration representing your physical site. Chemical location is defined when a chemical is logged in and may be changed at any point in the chemical life. Location changes are tracked in the inventory log.
Scientists request or schedule inventory movements including how much of a chemical is needed, who needs it, and when.
Material managers fulfill requests or scheduled inventory movements. Inventory transactions are logged and may be electronically signed to fulfill chain of custody requirements. Amounts are automatically updated for each transaction.
Real-time tracking capabilities, allow the status and movement of chemicals to be monitored throughout their lifecycle.