How a Biospecimen Tracking and Management Software Can Support the Implementation of ISBER Best Practices

Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager LIMS
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Autoscribe Informatic have created a biospecimen tracking and management software to streamline the implementation of ISBER Best Practices and efficiently manage Biobank collections. The Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager LIMS is designed for biobanks and biorepositories, providing a versatile tool to manage and track samples.

The software is ideal for collecting, storing, and processing specimens, following the IBSER Best Practice recommendations and complying with regulatory requirements. The information that can be recorded and managed within the software is broad and varied and audited records of all specimens can be safely stored – whether in process, in storage, or shipped to internal and external research projects.

What is The Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager LIMS

Biorepository management systems have become a key element in a growing number of organizations in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical research, allowing the storage and retrieval of biospecimensand associated datato exacting regulatory requirements.

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Due to the delicate nature of the biospecimens and data they can store, biorepository management systems require tight regulation and security. They can contain bio-samples from patient biopsy, surgery or other procedures with associated patient data on their medical conditions and background.

Autoscribe’s Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager LIMS will help manage your collecting, processing, and storage of the specimens – this includes organ tissue, blood, urine, and skin cells – and enable compliant recording of test data, analysis of results, and distribution of findings to stakeholders. The configurable Biobanking LIMS will maintain quality, accuracy, integrity, capacity, efficiency, confidentiality, security and regulatory compliance.

What Are The Key Features of a Biobanking LIMS?

Some of the key features of the AutoscribeMatrix Gemini Biobank Manager LIMS are:

  • Track and manage studies, associated biobank specimens and containers;
  • Manage patient consent for all biospecimens and record sample testing and interpretation of results;
  • Configure workflows to fit your exact needs using a graphical interface without the need for software coding;
  • Built-in security restricts access to authorized personnel and all actions are automatically recorded in an audit trail;
  • Sample storage and movement is logged, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Web browser or desktop user interfaces ensure the widest possible compatibility.

How to Follow ISBER Best Practices

Now that we have established what the key features and functionalities of the Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager are, it’s also worth expanding on the ISBER Best Practices.

The key ISBER Best Practices include the allocating and placing of specimens, patient consent management, specimen tracking, retrieval, shipping and management and calibration of the equipment.

Additionally, when it comes to specimen tracking, the Biospecimen Tracking and Management Software also allows users to record min/max shipping temperature and other key data as required and monitor the environment to spot check fridge and freezer conditions, tracking measured storage temperatures across the biobank.

The use of a management software like Autoscribe’s Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager allows QA preventive and corrective action management to log actions and issues, ensuring that all non-conformances are logged, tracked and corrected.

Thanks to highly configurable nature, the Matrix Gemini Biobank Manager is suitable for a wide range of studies, clinical trials, cohort collections and research projects. This software is ideal to streamline your processes and cover logistics and inventory, track patient consent and custody, and annotate specimens with information and findings.