Harnessing Cloud Technology for Biobank Informatics in the Age of Precision Medicine
Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS
Venue: ISBER 2016, Berlin Germany
Abstract: In this era of precision medicine, biobanks play a very crucial role in accelerating the discovery and development of new drugs. The primary goal of a biobank is to store and manage massive volume of clinical, molecular and patient data generated from high-throughput methods such as microarray and next-generation sequencing. This data has the potential to improve the understanding of diseases, leading to accurate diagnoses, better treatment, and development of novel therapies. The huge volume of data necessitates biobanks to use appropriate data management solutions. However, traditional laboratory information management systems (LIMS) require heavy investment in IT infrastructure that may be unaffordable for small to medium-sized biobanks. In this situation, an in-the-cloud LIMS provides a financially viable alternative to traditional LIMS….