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Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Software

Cloud-based ELN software designed to simplify scientific analysis, drive productivity and foster collaboration.

What makes Sapio ELN different?

  • Integrated AI to accelerate science
  • Built-in scientific tools and objects
  • Scientist-led analysis, not SQL
  • Real-time
    collaboration
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Integrated AI to accelerate science

A truly exceptional ELN should accelerate science by empowering scientists to work faster and more dynamically than ever before. With Sapio ELN’s integrated AI, scientists can use a simple chat-based interface to prompt experiments, ask about product capabilities, generate code, locate specific data points, and so much more.

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Built-in scientific tools and objects  

More than a single pane of glass, the electronic notebook should deliver built-in scientific applications that provide real utility to scientists without disruption. Sapio ELN includes integrated flow data analysis, instrument automation, reusable scientific data objects, and design tools for plasmids, CRISPRs, and compounds—empowering scientists to do what they do best and realize powerful efficiency gains along the way.

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Scientist-led analysis, not SQL 

Tired of an army of database scientists standing between you and your scientific data? Made for science, not SQL, Sapio ELN offers scientists rich data search, visualization, and analysis. Quickly find structured and unstructured data across your entire organization with science-aware™ searching, including the ability to locate compounds by substructure and similarity. Then, bring your data to life in interactive, scientific visualizations—all without ever leaving your ELN.

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Real-time collaboration 

When scientists join forces, the result is powerful. Sapio ELN software revolutionizes scientific collaboration by enabling scientists to simultaneously work on experiments, share notes, and add content and data. Replace your collaboration tool with integrated chat, discussion threads, ideation, tasking, and more.

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In other words, Sapio is science-aware™.

Learn what it means to be a science-aware™ ELN in our guide.

Easy ELN and LIMS integration. A class of one.

Your ELN, your LIMS, your data… we call it the Sapio Triple Play. 

Ever think you’re getting a true Lab Information Management System and ELN platform until you realize your LIMS has no idea what your electronic notebook is doing?  

Say goodbye to siloed systems and hello to truly unified lab informatics with the Sapio Triple Play—a single, unified platform experience that handles your experiments, your workflows, and your data in one interface that puts the science first.    

Sapio ELN is one part of a unified whole. Explore the fullness of our platform.  

Sapio Platform

One common substance, one unified experience.

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Sapio LIMS

The low-code LIMS made for scientists, not database engineers.

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Sapio Jarvis

The scalable data solution you need for high throughput science.

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Features Sapio ELN for simplified data analysis

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Reusable experiment templates

ELNs leverage reusable experiment templates to enhance laboratory productivity by enabling scientists to easily create standardized, pre-designed experiment layouts and protocols. Researchers can easily replicate these templates, saving time and ensuring consistency across experiments. This also reduces the risk of human error and ultimately helps make life in the lab easier for busy scientists. 

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Molecular Biology Toolkit

An enhanced Molecular Biology Toolkit for advanced research – essential for cutting-edge molecular biology projects. It includes CRISPR Design with both annotated and non-annotated multiple sequence alignment views, Plasmid & Compound Design, PCR Primer Design, Golden Gate Assembly, and Vector Modification Tools for precise genetic alterations.

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Flow Data Analysis

Flow cytometry data analysis can be a time-intensive task. Using machine learning, Sapio’s Flow ELN assists researchers in efficiently managing and analyzing flow cytometry data by allowing them to input, store, and visualize the results. Researchers can track cell populations, analyze fluorescence intensities, and create graphical representations of the data within the ELN, making it a valuable tool for streamlining the analysis of flow cytometry experiments. 

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Free Form Note Taking

Observations and ideas don’t always fit neatly into a predefined template. Much like a traditional notebook, ELN software enables users to capture and record information in a flexible and unstructured manner. It permits researchers to make open-format, free-text notes, sketches, or annotations, offering the versatility to document various types of data and insights naturally – without restriction.

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AI Scientific Assistant – ELaiN

Sapio ELaiN is an AI-powered assistant built into the Sapio lab informatics platform. With ELaiN, scientists can chat directly with the Sapio ELN—similar to Chat-GPT—to receive instant product support, set up experiments, query any data, analyze data in an instant, or generate custom code in seconds for faster experiment or workflow configuration.

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Built-in data visualization

An effective ELN should be equipped with tools to visualize, analyze, and utilize scientific data in a truly scientific way. With Sapio ELN, users can easily interpret complex data with a science-aware knowledge graph that utilizes AI analytics. Save time on repetitive tasks and instead uncover insights that drive forward your research.

Scientific data, analyzed scientifically.

Sapio ELN is equipped with tools to visualize, analyze, and utilize scientific data in a truly scientific way. Here are some of the features our customers love most.

  • Molecular Biology Toolkit:

    • CRISPR Design
    • Genome Browser
    • Plasmid Design
    • Compound Design
    • PCR Primer Design
    • Vector Modification
    • Restriction Cloning
    • Golden Gate
  • Instrument Automation
  • AI-Chat ELaiN
  • 3D Plater
  • Flow Cytometry Analysis
  • Built-in Statistical Calculations

An ELN to support the scientific needs of your industry

Whether you work in academia or clinical research, discover how ELN software can encourage collaboration and drive forward scientific analysis across your teams.

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Research

Realize the full potential of the digital lab with a scalable ELN that utilizes advanced workflow processes.

Learn more about our Research LIMS and ELN

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Clinical

Our clinical ELN solution enables your diagnostics lab to better manage large volumes of data.

Learn more about our Clinical LIMS and ELN

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NGS

NGS-ready ELN software that delivers seamless instrument integrations to simplify the complexity of NGS workflows.

Learn more about our NGS LIMS and ELN

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Histopathology

Combine no-code workflows and science-aware data management for deeper scientific insights.

Learn more about our Histopathology LIMS and ELN

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In Vivo

Manage in vivo studies with modern ELN software designed for data capture, collaboration, and insights.

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Bioanalysis

Our ELN software is designed to support flexible and reproducible bioanalytical studies, no matter the scale or complexity.

Learn more about our Bioanalysis LIMS and ELN

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Bioprocessing

Our integrated ELN software forms part of a fresh digital solution to improve collaboration and data quality during bioprocessing research.

Learn more about our Bioprocessing LIMS and ELN

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Stability Testing

Integrated LIMS & ELN software that supports scientists in accelerating and advancing their stability studies, ensuring safe and accessible pharmaceutical products for all.

Learn more about our Stability Testing LIMS and ELN

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What is an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)?

An electronic lab notebook (ELN) is a digital tool that helps scientists record and manage their experimental data, observations, and research notes in a secure, organized, and searchable format. By providing a centralized online location for data and documentation, an ELN encourages researchers to collaborate and share knowledge throughout the experimentation process.

Many scientists opt for an ELN over traditional paper notebooks as the digital format promotes data integrity, compliance, and accessibility while significantly improving research efficiency. It’s the perfect solution for modern research.

Benefits of using ELN software

Considering making the switch from a traditional paper notebook to an ELN? Here are some of the many benefits:

  • Centralized cloud storage with real-time data for easy collaboration
  • A more systematic and organized approach to data management
  • Increased productivity through task automation and streamlined data management
  • Enhanced data security with configurable user permissions and data encryption
  • Built-in compliance to meet regulatory requirements
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The benefits of Sapio ELN are truly immeasurable, but here’s a start.

46%

Rise in System Usability Score (SUS)

251%

Increase in Experiments

10x

Improvement in Productivity

ELN Guides and Advice

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What is ELN software? A guide to electronic lab notebooks

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Advantages and Benefits of Using an Electronic Lab Notebook

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Electronic Lab Notebook Best Practices: How to Use Your ELN Effectively

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Product Literature and Resources

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Sapio ELN Product Sheet

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Case Study

Baylor HGSC Case Study

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Sapio Company Overview

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Do you have questions about electronic lab notebooks?

We’d love to answer them.

What is electronic lab notebook software?

An electronic lab notebook (ELN) is a digital tool that aids scientists in securely recording and organizing their experimental data, observations, and research notes. ELNs encourage collaboration, as well as enhance data integrity and accessibility, making it a preferred choice over traditional paper notebooks for modern research.

Learn more about ELNs in our comprehensive guide.

Who uses ELNs?

Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are used by a diverse group of professionals, including scientists in academia, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, chemists, biologists, clinical researchers, environmental scientists, material scientists, engineers, and quality control teams.

Their flexibility and efficiency make them essential for data management, collaboration, and regulatory compliance across a wide range of scientific and research disciplines.

What makes one ELN superior to the next?

Many view the electronic lab notebook as a pane of glass, a more visual and sophisticated form of the paper notebook. But this definition assumes the ELN is still a passive tool and not an active one. Conversely, a differentiated ELN will not just standardize and digitize traditional lab notes, it will open new possibilities by harmonizing the notebook function with powerful science-aware™ capabilities.

For example, imagine an electronic lab notebook that could support embedded, editable data visualizations, or allow you to design scientific entities that can subsequently be used across all your experiments at scale? Consider a world in which all your scientific observations are highly searchable—with science-aware™ linkages that help you find and use precisely the data you are looking for. Layer on top rich scientific collaboration tools and an integrated platform for LIMS and data management, and you have so much more than a digital version of the lab notebook.

Beyond sheer capability, the ELN is also highly differentiated by its interface. Does it work the way the scientist thinks? If the answer is no, adoption will continue to be an uphill battle. If the answer is yes, then adoption will be unanimous.

Why is adoption such a struggle with electronic notebooks?

Many assert that poor ELN adoption is a byproduct of change-resistant scientists—but this is not the case. Poor ELN adoption is much more the byproduct of poor solutions that either don’t work the way scientists do or fail to provide the enhanced utility needed to justify a change in approach.

Scientists are about anything that accelerates scientific progress. When the ELN becomes a powerful enabler of faster discovery, more effective analysis, and richer scientific collaboration, it will be used by scientists everywhere. In fact, the Sapio ELN is enthusiastically embraced by scientific teams, who recognize its ability to simultaneously simplify and supercharge their daily work.

What should you look for when choosing ELN software?

The biggest thing an ELN needs to provide for scientists to use it is an interface that works the way they do. If a scientist is used to composing experiments in a certain way, for example, the ELN should enable them to do so—only easier and more simply than ever before.

An ELN should also be so much more than a pretty (inter)face. It should provide scientists a variety of Science-aware™ tools that enable them to not only digitize, but enhance, experiments. Take our 3D plater, for example, which enables scientists to assemble plates with automation-enhanced ease. Or our experiment builder, which allows scientists to define and reuse experiments using drag-and-drop. Or our scientific collaboration tools, which allow scientists to rally around their work in a way that a paper notebook never could.

When an ELN provides all these things, scientists will not only use it—they will embrace it wholeheartedly and never look back.

How do ELNs help scientific data management?

The laboratory notebook is home to a wealth of scientific data, including experimental data points, observations, instrument data, scientific objects, and more. Unfortunately, the traditional lab notebook, and even many electronic lab notebooks, fail to bridge the gap between storing this data and making it usable in more meaningful ways to drive scientific progress throughout the organization.

At Sapio, we recognize that the ELN and the LIMS are inseparable from scientific data management. The data from these solutions must be easy to search, reuse, standardize, analyze, and utilize throughout the organization. Most importantly, these functions should not require scientists to exit the lab informatics platform and outsource scientific data intelligence to another (often non-scientific) solution. Everything should be done in one place—where the data is and where the scientists are.

Learn more about lab data management in our comprehensive guide.

Why should I consider Sapio a trusted partner?

Sapio Sciences’ lab informatics solutions are trusted by some of the world’s largest and fastest growing pharma and biotech companies. Sapio’s technology is backed by deep expertise in the creation of user-friendly applications and an unwavering focus on the priorities and requirements of the scientific user.

Our customers consider Sapio a dedicated partner, and we are committed to transparency and truthfulness in all that we do. Visit our company page to learn more about The Sapio Seven—seven principles that are foundational to our mission and products.

How much does ELN software cost?

The cost of ELN software varies widely, ranging from free or low-cost options with limited functionality to more expensive solutions, depending on features and scale. It’s crucial to evaluate different options to find one that fits your budget and requirements.

We offer several editions of our platform that can be tailored to each customer’s level of requirements. Check out our pricing page to learn more about pricing and features for our Gold, Silver, and Bronze editions (our Bronze ELN is free for academics).

What if my team and I don’t have an IT department?

Our commitment to lowering the barriers to adoption starts during implementation. Our lab informatics platform, including ELN, LIMS, and Jarvis, are fully cloud-based and require nothing more than a modern web browser. Simply sign up and get started. Are you an academic? You can register to use our Sapio Bronze edition for free.

Our commitment to lowering the barriers to adoption starts during implementation. Our lab informatics platform, including ELN, LIMS, and Jarvis, are fully cloud-based and require nothing more than a modern web browser. Simply sign up and get started. Are you an academic? You can register to use our Sapio Bronze edition for free.

The Sapio ELN is so easy to use and frictionless to adopt, that many scientists find they do not need any training at all.

For customers that are looking for a little extra support, we provide free access to our support forum and helpful resource library. In addition, our resource library provides useful information about ELN and LIMS software and offers customers access to whitepapers and additional support.

Beyond our forum and resource library, the entire Sapio team is dedicated to supporting our customers in meeting their lab informatics-related objectives now and in the future. We consider ourselves true partners and are proud of the level of support

Are you a Sapio Sciences customer and have a question? You can reach our sales and customer support team via email or call us at (410) 800-4620.

What if my team doesn’t have time to train up?

The Sapio ELN is so easy to use and frictionless to adopt, that many scientists find they do not need any training at all.

For customers that are looking for a little extra support, we provide free access to our support forum and helpful resource library. In addition, our resource library provides useful information about ELN and LIMS software and offers customers access to whitepapers and additional support.

Beyond our forum and resource library, the entire Sapio team is dedicated to supporting our customers in meeting their lab informatics-related objectives now and in the future. We consider ourselves true partners and are proud of the level of support

Are you a Sapio Sciences customer and have a question? You can reach our sales and customer support team via email or call us at (410) 800-4620.

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