iCollect is a software to support the laboratory’s inventory management of biological collections. It allows users to create any type of sample containers and storage devices, store any type of samples and collections, graphically view the content of all levels of storages, generate and print barcode, easily aliquot/derive/extract any number of samples and search any information in the collection. Using the barcode assigned by iCollect, users can easily find a sample’s position in the storage, and add a sample to a selected storage position. The in and out movement of samples in the storage are recorded and tracked for audit trail. In the graphical tree view of the samples, users can trace the aliquot/sample back to its original parent.
iCollect is currently supporting the laboratory’s inventory management of biological collections at Bioresources Technology Unit and an integrated biodiversity database of Ministry of Science and Technology.