TDBioBank Virtual Catalog Editor Module By TECHNIDATA: Publish Biological Specimen Collections Online

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Founded in 1993, and with over 40 years’ experience in the field of laboratory management, TECHNIDATA, headquartered in Montbonnot, France, is a leading global software supplier of clinical, anatomic-pathology laboratories and biobank information systems.

Developed in full compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and ISO 13485 quality standards, TECHNIDATA software products are distributed in more than 25 countries worldwide.

TECHNIDATA, the leading global supplier of software solutions for clinical laboratories and biobanks, has announced the launch of a major feature of its TDBioBank software solution, with the Virtual Catalog Editor. This new module enables biobanks to publish their collections of transferable biological specimens online, gain visibility and foster international scientific collaboration.

The biobanking industry is, in general, expanding with sample collections becoming ever larger, necessitating automation and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

“However, biobanks are facing a new challenge today: how to promote their collections and make them available to researchers?” – Christophe Guitart Arnau, Product Manager at TECHNIDATA.

To meet this need, TECHNIDATA has developed a Virtual Catalog Editor. This new module enables biobanks to publish their biological specimen collections online and to make them easily accessible to researchers around the world.

The transfer process is compliant with regulatory requirements. It is secure and has a high level of traceability and quality.

“The TDBioBank software solution has been designed to meet the specific needs of the business: It offers comprehensive traceability and optimizes the management and storage of samples in a multisite context. TDBioBank also facilitates the certification process of biobanks, and its interoperability makes it easy to interface with existing health systems. Biobanks can also qualify their specimens and add value to their collections thanks to customized bioclinical annotation forms (patient history, genetic and omic data …)”

“With virtual catalogs, biobanks are gaining visibility and notoriety. They leverage opportunities to transfer specimens while improving the quality of service provided to research teams. This is essential because the ultimate goal of a biobank is not to collect, but to transfer its collections, and thus contributing to research, therapeutic innovation and precision medicine.”

“When combined with the feature-rich customized annotation forms available in TDBioBank – which provide as many research criteria as required – the virtual catalogs constitute a tremendous asset to the biobanks willing to add value and effectively promote their collections on a global scale”, – Christophe Guitart Arnau, Product Manager at TECHNIDATA.

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.technidata-web.com/images/PDF/Press/English/technidata_press_release_EBW_TDBioBank_virtual_catalog_EN_2018.pdf
  2. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/technidata-labs#section-overview
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David is a consultant/medical writer for a number of ongoing healthcare initiatives including for Athla LLC/ HealthLabs, a discovery automation company for Big Data leveraging Big Compute. He has a number of years experience in academic R&D and healthcare related projects including the fields of oncology and immunotherapy.