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Reasons for Choosing a SaaS LIMS for a Biobank

SaaS as a delivery model for informatics has transformed many industries including CRM, accounting, and enterprise systems. This is because of the numerous advantages it brings to small operations such as low capital expenditure, no IT staff requirement, automatic...

Automated Reporting for Biobank Monitoring

Sponsored content brought to you by With the importance of consistent quality in biobanking storage, continuously improving biobank laboratory and facility operations is not just a good idea, it is a necessity. Biobanks, Tissue Banks, Blood Banks, and Cryobank storage facilities...

Why do Blood and Plasma Need Refrigeration?

Blood, plasma, and other blood components are utilised every day in clinical and research environments for a multitude of uses, from life-saving transfusions to important haematology tests. All samples used for these medical activities have in common that they...
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Biobank versus Biorepository: What’s in a Name?

Large-scale analysis of study populations may help develop a deeper understanding of the multi-factorial basis of disease and may form the basis for advancement in prevention, diagnosis and  treatment. Biorepositories (or biobanks) are mostly tissue banks that collect and...

Disease-Specific Biobanks: How Can a LIMS Help in Data Management?

Biobanks have a fundamental role to play in ensuring successful outcomes in clinical research by providing quality biosamples. They host donations of biological materials such as cells, DNA, and tissues . They also handle data that is related to...
Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Over the past two decades, there has been an increased need for collecting, curating, storing, and distributing biological specimens to gain specific information into the genetic makeup of diseases . This has sparked the demand for biobanking. Genetic and biomedical...

Importance of LIMS for Biobanks

Any entity that stores biological samples can be called a Biobank. However, the term ‘Biobank’ is most commonly used for entities that store biological specimens on a large scaleto provide them as a service for internal or external entities...

The Anatomy of a Refrigeration Failure: What Happens at 2:00 a.m. When Mission Critical...

Article contributed by Chris Wilkes, chief commercial officer at KLATU Networks, Inc. Ultralow temperature (ULT) freezers often contain high-value biopharmaceuticals and/or irreplaceable research. When you leave at the end of the day or for the weekend, you need confidence that...

As Collaboration for Biobanking and Clinical Trials Grows, Software Systems Rise to the Challenge.

Sponsored content brought to you by  New developments in medical IT systems are helping link clinical data with biospecimens, creating new potential for biobanks and clinical research. Because biospecimens are only as valuable as the data associated with them, it...

Maximize Sample Value Using MbioLIMS Biobanking®

Sponsored content brought to you by Biobanking and the connection to Industry and research is growing. The way biobanks are used and the scale of their importance to future health is being discussed around the world. Data, and how it is...

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