Seamlessly Manage Workflows using CloudLIMS, a SaaS, in the Cloud Biorepository LIMS
Biobanks must maintain the quality of samples so that they are useful for research. Biobanks are also responsible for ensuring patient privacy. Hence, biobanks must safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI), manage patient consent, and ensure that biospecimens collected from patients are used for research purposes only, for example, cohort studies, etc. Biobanks face numerous challenges, including managing biospecimens, associated metadata, and patient consent, locating stored samples, standardizing operational workflows, ensuring sample integrity, preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data, and following regulatory guidelines such as ISO 20387, HIPAA, EU GDPR, 21 CFR Part 11, etc. CloudLIMS helps in securely managing sample and patient data, assigning role-based access to authorized users, following regulatory guidelines, removing data silos, and generating personalized reports. Being hosted in the cloud, CloudLIMS helps in minimizing operational costs for biorepositories and in ensuring data integrity and security.
CloudLIMS - A One-Stop Biobank Software
CloudLIMS is a purpose-built, scalable, SaaS, in the cloud LIMS and grows with your biorepository by supporting your data management, automation, and regulatory requirements. With a cloud solution, the LIMS can be accessed anytime, anywhere, is easy to deploy and enables biorepositories to quickly automate without the need to invest in IT infrastructure or personnel.
CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
Easily Achieve ISO 20387:2018 Accreditation
Manage all internal and external documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), consent forms, track their revision history, assign documents for review, and control access to confidential documents.
Maintain an automatic Chain of Custody (CoC) to regulate the transfer of biological materials from one custodian to another.
Manage records of all equipment involved in biobanking processes along with their details, such as the manufacturer’s name, model and serial number, schedule instrument maintenance, and send out maintenance or calibration alerts, ensuring upkeep of equipment.
Manage records of past, ongoing, and upcoming training of each staff involved in biobanking activities, maintain a record of staff qualifications, and their competency. Additionally, you can notify staff about upcoming training(s), and generate custom training reports in PDF or MS Excel file format.
Seamlessly create aliquots/derivative samples using the same parent sample, along with automatically deducting the parent sample quantity. This allows for effective tracking of sample lineage to evaluate its traceability and association with one or multiple sample types.
Directly assign storage locations and store samples through the Samples module. The stored samples can be filtered out based on their current status, storage location and association with aliquots/derivative samples.
Track sample activity for a sample record across multiple modules, ensuring proper chain of custody and sample integrity.
Ensure that correct laboratory test results are obtained for biomarkers both within and between laboratories. This allows users to report the use of correct and validated test methods by ensuring reproducibility of test results within and between laboratories.
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Advantages of CloudLIMS
- A Complete Biobank Management Software
Biological samples are recognized as a vital tool in research. Hence, there is an ever-increasing demand for the collection and storage of biosamples. Commercial biobanks are now playing a leading role in collecting and managing biosamples and their associated metadata. They are attempting to offer solutions to biobanking problems such as a lack of public trust, limited resources, and inefficiencies in the non-profit sector.
Commercial biobanks are specially designed to support and provide biological specimens to the contract research organizations (CROs), medical, biopharmaceutical, healthcare sectors to facilitate research and development. They include not only physical biobanks but also virtual biobanks.