Barcoded labels are widely utilized in industries where avoiding mistakes is critical, such as hospitals, and are an inexpensive tool to improve data quality and lab efficiency.
Labeled lab resources (Reagents, Samples …) are associated with notebook documentation by scanning the Resource label or recording the unique identifier. A link is established between the notebook documentation and the documented Resource. The link supports automated inventory, tracking, and usage reports.
Barcoded labels are an important technique for increasing data quality and reducing laboratory costs. Laboratories looking to improve efficiency and reduce their overhead costs should consider implementing ELN labels.