Interview with OpenSpecimen Implementation Team at FIND Diagnostics

In the fourth episode of “Biobanking Conversations,” Srikanth Adiga (CEO, OpenSpecimen) talks to Stefano Ongarello and Anna Mantsoki from FIND’s “OpenSpecimen Implementation Team” to understand their COVID related work, internal processes, training mechanisms, & best practices. FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva) is a global non-profit organization driving innovation in the development and delivery […]

Project Tracker Implementation at Washington University

Dave Mulvihill, Director Informatics, Washington University (WU) Tissue Procurement Core, presented how they use OpenSpecimen’s “Project Tracker” module to streamline biobank “Projects & Requests” – eliminating cumbersome Excels and relying on emails.  Washington University is one of the oldest and largest adopters of OpenSpecimen. At WU, OpenSpecimen is used by 100+ users across ~50 research […]

Victorian Cancer Biobank manage 400,000+ biospecimens with OpenSpecimen

The Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a crucial part of the medical research landscape supporting researchers throughout Australia and around the world with the aim of delivering better clinical outcomes to people suffering from cancer. VCB is a consortium of five major health precincts in Victoria (26 hospitals within the network) including Austin Health, Eastern […]

OpenSpecimen adoption at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Currently, biobanks at the University Hospital Basel are not centralized. Storage locations are distributed over organizational units, which partly are about to be centrally managed. Biobank inventory management is currently performed in disconnected systems, including Excel lists. There is currently no integrated biobank management software solution in place. To achieve a professional biobank software solution […]

Winship Cancer (Emory University) selects OpenSpecimen as Biobanking LIMS

The Winship Cancer Institute Clinical Trial office (CTO) conducts high-quality clinical trials involving cancer patients. It conducts over 250 clinical trials enrolling roughly 800 patients per year. In May 2016, they adopted OpenSpecimen as their biobanking LIMS to manage their biospecimens due to its highly configurable features including REST APIs to integrate with . Refer to […]

How OpenSpecimen Biobanking LIMS helped the Univ of California Davis achieve CAP accreditation?

Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes- “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are assured that the materials used in their research were of good quality. A survey(1) conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded cancer […]

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Is OpenSpecimen CFR Part-11 Compliant?

The short answer is Yes. However, it is important to note that the software itself cannot be compliant. Rather, it is the implementation and use of software that determines compliance. It is achieved only when a study has the procedures, policies, documentation, training, and validation that meets Part-11 requirements. An FDA auditor will review all […]