Here is your monthly curated pick of biobanking news, jobs, and events from across the globe. We hope you will find this enriching and useful. Please do let us know your feedback on how we can improve this newsletter. Interviews and webinars We conducted very well-attended webinars with two of our favorite customers from across two […]
Anna Mantoski talked about how they manage multicenter collections using OpenSpecimen. She also explained how the OpenClinica-OpenSpecimen plugin helped them streamline their workflow.
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 […]
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 […]
The University of Cape Town adopts OpenSpecimen as their Biobanking LIMS to manage COVID specimens. This project is funded by Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) a Geneva-based NGO accelerating the development, evaluation, and delivery of high-quality, affordable diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases. UCT will integrate OpenSpecimen with OpenClinica to pull participant and specimen data. Read how FIND is […]
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with offices across Asia and Africa, adopts OpenSpecimen to manage various multi-site animal collections (e.g. swabs, saliva, tissue, etc). This is the second biobank after the University of California, Davis biobank that will be using OpenSpecimen to manage animal collections. ILRI, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, works for better lives through livestock in […]
About UMM Biorepository The University of Maryland School of Medicine established a biorepository intending to provide the resources and support for large-scale studies. They aim to empower basic and clinical researchers to make discoveries in genomics and ‘omics’ sciences and translate these discoveries to more effective diagnostics and therapeutics. Currently, the UMM Biorepository has data of 28000+ […]
Your Name: My name is Gavin Higgins. Explain your role in brief: I am the Project Manager for the Victorian Cancer Biobank. I manage client inquiries, project applications, implementation, and coordination of projects across the consortium. This may include dispatch of banked specimens and associated data to researchers, a bespoke collection of biospecimens, and clinical […]
Your Name: My name is Irmi Feldman. Explain your role in brief: I have been managing the University of California (Davis) Pathology Biorepository for the past 12 years. We have been using OpenSpecimen since June 2018. I am the super administrator for OpenSpecimen for the UC Davis application. I am thrilled by the high degree […]
#Exciting news! Oxford University selects OpenSpecimen as its Biobanking LIMS. This is all the more exciting since OpenSpecimen was selected via a competitive tender process after evaluating all major biobanking LIMS vendors’ proposals.