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Streamlining Sample Management with Biorepository Software

In the fast-paced world of scientific research, biorepository software plays a crucial role in efficient sample management, successful experiments, accurate results, and reliable data. Spreadsheets and manual methods of sample tracking and inventory management are not suitable for biorepositories managing large volumes of samples. Additionally, these methods are time-consuming, error-prone, and slow the progress of research projects. In this blog post, we will explore how biorepository software streamlines sample management processes, improves data integrity and enhances overall productivity.

  1. Centralized Sample Tracking: Biorepository software offers a centralized system for sample tracking, eliminating the need for paper-based records or scattered spreadsheets. Researchers can easily log in and use the software, and see each sample’s location, lineage, storage conditions, and associated data. This streamlines the process of finding samples and related information along with reducing potential errors.
  2. Sample Inventory Management: By leveraging biorepository software, laboratories can standardize and track their sample inventory management processes. The software enables users to create digital sample storage locations, track available storage space, and monitor storage capacity. This not only saves time but also minimizes the risk of sample misplacement or loss, ensuring the integrity of valuable research materials.
  3. Sample Lifecycle Management: Biorepository software can facilitate comprehensive management of the entire lifecycle of samples in the lab, from sample collection to disposal. Researchers can record sample source details, track storage duration, and set expiration dates for samples. This functionality helps laboratories efficiently manage sample repositories, prevent sample degradation, and comply with regulatory requirements.
  4. Barcode Integration: Integrating barcode technology with biorepository software enables rapid and accurate sample identification. Each sample can be assigned a unique identifier, which can be easily scanned using a barcode reader. This integration eliminates manual data entry errors and speeds up sample processing, making it ideal for high-throughput laboratories and biorepositories handling large sample volumes.
  5. Data Security and Traceability: Biorepository software enhances data security and traceability by providing role-based access control and an audit trail of all sample-related activities within the software. Researchers can assign different user roles with varying levels of access privileges, ensuring that sensitive data is only accessible to authorized personnel. Additionally, the software records and timestamps every action performed on samples, enabling detailed traceability and accountability.

Biorepository Software from LabKey

LabKey Sample Manager is a cloud-based sample management software designed with the needs of biorepositories in mind. The software has the flexibility and features to meet the requirements of biorepositories of any size or type. With Sample Manager you can:

  • Manage the complete lifecycle of your samples
  • Register any type of sample with all of the data required
  • Capture an audit-ready log of actions performed on each sample
  • Track sample storage locations and freezer capacity
  • Standardize processes using workflow management tools

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