CloudLIMS @Europe Biobank Week 2019


CloudLIMS is excited to exhibit at the Europe Biobank Week 2019 or EBW, to be held at the Music and Congress Center of Lübeck (MuK), Germany, from October 8-11, 2019. We are delighted to showcase our purpose-built, in the cloud SaaS LIMS, CloudLIMS, at booth 39, from October 9-11, 2019. We are also presenting a poster titled “Empowering Biobanks to Comply with the EU GDPR for Personal Data Protection using a Cloud-based LIMS” at the event. The poster, ID P5A_8, is scheduled to be presented by our COO, Shonali Paul, on October 9, 2019, from 4 PM – 5 PM at the poster session “5A: 500 Days into the GDPR”. Biobanks collect, process, store, and provide high-quality annotated biospecimens for research. For sharing high-quality biospecimens and associated metadata obtained from the European Union (EU) citizens, biobanks need to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EU GDPR helps in safeguarding personal data obtained from EU citizens. The poster illustrates the role of a Biorepository LIMS in enabling biobanks to comply with the EU GDPR guidelines for personal data protection. The poster also emphasizes the importance of a LIMS in pseudonymization of sensitive data and in helping data processors to maintain automated records of all processing activities such as data collection, organization, storage, alteration or retrieval. Furthermore, the poster delineates the significance of an in the cloud LIMS in transnational data transfer without compromising data integrity.

Europe Biobank Week 2019 (EBW 2019), organized by BBMRI-ERIC1 and ESBB2, is the largest European conference on biobanking. More than 600 attendees from 30 different countries are expected to attend the event. The attendees comprise professionals from academia, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biobank associations, scientific institutes, hospitals, etc. The event provides a platform for the attendees to interact and discuss current issues, latest developments, and best practices in biobanking. There are more than 50 interactive exhibits at the event showcasing technological advancements and product innovations. Furthermore, the 4-day event features short courses on GMP and GCP, informative scientific and vendor workshops, vendor tour, scientific sessions on biobanking, talks by eminent industry leaders, and many more.

If you would like to discuss the data management and regulatory challenges of your biobank, meet us at booth 39 or stop by our poster. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in Lübeck!

Also, watch the webinar titled “Role of LIMS in Overcoming Biorepository Operational Data Management Challenges” presented by Dr. Steven Haynes, manager of the Sheffield Biorepository, a part of the University of Sheffield Medical School.

1 Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure -European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC)
2 European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)