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The Role of Patients in Medical Research is Evolving, Thanks to Patient-Facing Health IT

In the fields of biobanking and clinical research, the active role of the patient as more than a donor or study subject is becoming more prevalent as biobanks and researchers increasingly recognize the added value of patient engagement in...

The Importance of Monitoring Biobanking Laboratory Storage

Challenges with Storage for Biobanking The storage of highly sensitive materials is an important area to consider for Blood Banks, Tissue Banks, and Biobanks. There are many variables and parameters that must be diligently controlled and monitored at every stage...

To Build, or to Buy? What Hospitals and Biotech Must Consider Before Pursuing a...

Today, an up-to-date data management system is a must for any modern hospital or biotech company. The vast amounts of data and paperwork produced in traditional medical treatment, research, and development institutions, not to mention the vital importance that...

Biospecimen Quality in Clinical Research

Abstract Biospecimens form an integral part of many clinical research studies. The production of valid clinical data sets depends largely upon the quality of biospecimens utilized in the study. Annotations of biospecimens help unveil information related to disease prognosis, diagnosis,...

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

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 would be advantageous...

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...

Biobanking Software: What Are We Going to Do With Our Legacy Data?

One of the seemingly daunting tasks of moving your data from an older complex system, or collection of spreadsheets to a new LIMS is a step that should be considered seriously, but can be a smooth process if approached...

The Use of RFID in Biobanking: a Focus on Tracking and Storing Organoids

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) automatically identifies and tracks tags attached to objects. The tags can contain various electronically stored information. The advantage of RFID over a barcode is that the tags may be embedded within the tracked object, as the...
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Biobanking Software: The Users

Purchasing or changing a system to manage all of your valuable samples is a big decision. In the considerations, discussions and demonstrations that lay down that path, there are a great deal of “must haves” and desirables to weigh...

Biobanking Consent: Informing Human Subjects of the Possibilities

As researchers, we are familiar with why we have the need for biobanking regulations due to the story of Henrietta Lacks. HeLa cells survived in vitro more than 60 years ago and are still contributing to medical science advancements.1...

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