Storage Tracking System

With large number of plates generated in a laboratory over time, an automated tracking system becomes necessary. The Storage Tracking System (STS) is a database backed web application tracking the rack and freezer location of plates in freezers. Checking plates into the freezer and retrieving plates out of the freezer are all controlled by barcode scanning to eliminate human errors. The STS has three levels of access privileges: administrative (admin) user, power user and regular user. Regular users can perform daily operations such as plate check in and check out, moving racks, reserve/release racks, etc. Power users can define new types and add new equipment in addition to the operations that a regular user performs. Admin users can do all the operations that power user does plus the user account management. The STS system has been in production since August 2008.