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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...

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 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...

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...

LIMS Evaluation Guide – 10 Pointers Ahead

The primary objective of a biobank is to provide efficient management of samples and their associated data and thus saving valuable time and effort of researchers. Samples without accurate and reliable data may yield insignificant outcomes and therefore, not...

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...

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...

10 Top Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) For Biobanking

Biobanks are of growing importance to a number of organizations in biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and medical research due to the increased awareness of their power to answer pertinent research questions. The higher the quality of the biobank the...

Why OpenSpecimen is “Open Source” and Why It Matters?

Disclaimer Krishagni is the developer of OpenSpecimen - an open-source software for managing biospecimen data used in 65+ research centers across 16+ countries. While this article promotes “open source”, it does not necessarily promote OpenSpecimen. Customers are encouraged to evaluate...

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