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OpenSpecimen’s SpecimenCatalog Helps Researchers Find Biospecimens of Interest

As funding bodies push for translational research, more researchers need access to biospecimens and de-identified clinical data. However, it can be difficult for researchers to find which biobanks store the specimens they need since data is not easily accessible. On the other hand, biobanks have a bigger problem – improving their specimen utilization rate. More than two-thirds […]

OpenSpecimen Helps SAHMRI (Adelaide) Manage Large Sample Inventory

Background The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) translates research into health solutions for the community. SAHMRI is an integrated facility in the heart of Adelaide with research labs and a Wellbeing and Resilience Centre in the same building, right next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The independent institute focuses on Aboriginal health, […]

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OpenSpecimen v6.0 Release

OpenSpecimen 6.0 is now available for download. Like every new release, it contains new features, bug fixes, and improvements. New features Google-like Keyword search Quickly search for any label, title, name of objects via a single edit box. E.g. box name, sample label, barcode, shipment name, protocol title, etc. Freezer Defragmentation Report Freezers have to be consolidated once in a while. […]

Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation adopts OpenSpecimen

The Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) is part of Narayana Health, India’s second largest healthcare provider. MSMF’s mission is to discover new tools to better detect and treat cancer and other diseases. To achieve this goal, they have built a state-of-the-art hospital, the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, with integrated research facilities, the Mazumdar Shaw Center […]

OpenSpecimen Workshops in Australia (Oct 2018)

We are conducting three one-day workshops across Australia on “OpenSpecimen – A Comprehensive Biobanking Informatics Platform” (www.openspecimen.org). Please email contact@krishagni.com if you are interested in attending any of them. The details are as follows: Melbourne (Oct 17th): Registration link Adelaide (Oct 23rd): Hosted by South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Sydney (Oct 24th): Hosted by University of New […]

OpenSpecimen Workshops in Australia (Oct/18)

Three workshops coming up in Australia in the next few weeks. Please email contact@krishagni.com if you are interested in attending any of them. Melbourne – Oct 17th: OpenSpecimen Community Meet (registration link) Sydney – Oct 24th: OpenSpecimen Workshop hosted by University of New South Wales (UNSW) Adelaide – Oct 23th: OpenSpecimen Workshop hosted by South […]

OSCON18 and v5.1 updates…

Hope you are enjoying the summer! It has been raining heavily in Pune which most of us love! Pune is famous for old forts on mountain tops (to give a vantage point against the British army) and it is customary to go for treks during the rains. OpenSpecimen team at the Jangira Fort – a rare fort […]

OpenSpecimen v5.0 Release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenSpecimen v5.0 with many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. The main focus of v5.0 is to make OpenSpecimen user interface highly configurable to mimic site-specific workflows. What is new in v5.0? Reserve specimens for a distribution protocol for future distribution. Supplies management help you track inventory […]

February (2018) highlights

Krishagni is happy to announce the release of version v4.3 with new features, bug fixes and other improvements.   For further details: https://www.openspecimen.org/openspecimen-v4-3-release/ Next release: OpenSpecimen v5.0 – April 2018 We have already started working on v5.0. Please let us know if you have any enhancement request or user feedback that we can include in v5.0. […]