Monday, July 21, 2014

Integrating Sample Inventory and Bioprocessing Data: Collaborative Technology Solutions

This post was contributed by Lori Ball, COO, BioStorage Technologies

With an increasing amount of biomaterials collected and stored for research initiatives around the world, cataloging, tracking and ensuring chain-of-custody of these scientific assets and their associated data have become paramount to optimizing sample utility for prospective research and retrospective analysis.

Advanced technology and data virtualization can be an enabler for driving sample optimization by bridging sample data across multiple platforms. Specifically, sample management inventory databases can support the compilation and analysis of genetic and clinical data on an unprecedented scale, leading to improved sample selection and optimization in research.   

As an example, BioStorage Technologies began a collaborative partnership with one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world to create a custom data management solution that integrated sample inventory data with bioprocessing data to support biomarker development.  The company’s ISISS® (IntelligentSpecimen Inventory Storage System) was leveraged by the biopharmaceutical client and expanded to support the collection and connectivity of sample inventory data with bioprocessing data. The resulting technology solution provided the research company with customized user access controls, sophisticated search functions, reporting formats, and specific tracking features.

Technology experts within the biopharmaceutical company utilized their existing systems expertise to guide the design process for this customized solution.  The development of the integrated technology solution was achieved through an innovative BioProcessing Solutions Alliance between BioStorage Technologies and RUCDR Infinite Biologics.  This alliance enabled genotype data elements and other bioprocessing data generated by the biopharmaceutical company at RUCDR Infinite Biologics to be integrated and stored with sample inventory data already being held in ISISS®. 

Integration of sample inventory and bioprocessing data through the use of innovative technologies represents an opportunity to improve the selection and maximize the utility of high quality samples in order to achieve research efficiencies and support biomarker research. The ultimate goal of leveraging technology within research is to improve decision-making and advance new therapies to the market faster.

Learn more about this collaborative case study at IIR’s upcoming Biorepositories and Sample Management Conference where we will further explore the methods and best practices used during the development of this innovative sample management technology solution:

How to Use Technology to Drive Quality: Insights into an Innovative Sample Management Project
September 9th 10:15-10:45am
Lori Ball, Chief Operating Officer, BioStorage Technologies
Phil Waters, Data and Informatics Specialist, Genetics Sample Management, GlaxoSmithKline

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1 comment:

Janie Daniel said...

Great concepts for sponsor requests for advice from the review team and timely communication of responses..Thanks!