Kalabie Electronic Lab Notebook

The Kalabie Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) is a paperless lab archive with a scalable, integrated platform for cross-team collaboration. It simplifies and accelerates the R&D process and streamlines data management — all within a robust IP protection solution that enables 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Kalabie ELN is built around an open architecture and can be easily tailored to the lab’s individual needs.

The Kalabie ELN can be deployed as a standard solution out of the box, but can also be adapted to a particular discipline (e. g. Chemistry or Biology) or to company-specific business practices. The result is a unique, integrated and easy-to-use environment designed for people that do not have time to learn complex software. The Kalabie ELN is being used in various disciplines: medicinal chemistry, process & analytical chemistry, biology, dermo-cosmetics and general research, and it has been deployed in major companies since 2002.

The Kalabie ELN’s sophisticated query capabilities allow you to perform searches using combined criteria across text, metadata, chemical structures and reactions and thus mine your knowledge base in a very precise manner. Search results can be exported to create reports.

In addition to the standard functions associated with a paper laboratory notebook, the Kalabie ELN offers a variety of features that are unique to an electronic environment:

• Text formatting

• Ability to attach any kind of file including images, Excel files and multimedia objects

• Experiment sharing for review & collaboration that can be limited to authorized personnel

• An automated experiment signature workflow


Experiment management and automatic visualization of the PDF format.


Current experiment description. 

Experiment signature circuit.


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