Navigation Links
New biospecimens management system in development
Date:5/14/2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PHOENIX, Ariz. May 14, 2012 Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), the leader in outsourced software product development (OPD) services, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced that they are developing a high-quality biospecimen management system called Bio4D.

Initial versions of the Bio4D software, created to manage biological repositories for genetic and genomic research, have been used at TGen in the investigation of the underlying causes of disease.

Now, Persistent Systems and TGen are developing a robust commercial version of Bio4D to manage the collection, processing, storage, distribution and analysis of biospecimens, which includes blood, DNA, and tissue samples, including samples from cancer biopsies.

Systems such as Bio4D are critical to the advancement of personalized medicine, in which physicians guide care based on the genetic profile of each patient.

"Ultimately, tools like Bio4D have the potential to transform the management of biospecimens and supporting research data in a way that speeds information between researchers and oncologists," said Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen's President and Research Director. "Accelerating this process is one more way we can benefit patients."

A key component of Bio4D will be its ease of use. Unlike generic LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems), Bio4D will be equipped with features and functionality specifically designed for the needs of biobank scientists and biospecimen managers.

"Bio4D's design tool greatly simplifies the study and data collection process, enforces good biospecimen management practices and compliance with global regulatory requirements," said Peter Boler, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Persistent Systems. "The solution's web-based technology means oncologists will be able to access data and system analysis results in real time from any industry standard Web browsers including IE, Firefox, Safari, etc. and operating systems such as MS Windows, MAC, Linux and Unix, making it easier than ever before to mine information and develop correlative analyses."

Bio4D's search abilities will include clinical and molecular profile parameters, using a set of filters that could help lead to the discovery or validation of biomarkers, diagnostics and therapeutics. Bio4D has the potential to accelerate discovery in the laboratory, and help translate that information to oncologists working with clinical patients.

Bio4D is also being designed to help address high levels of regulatory, ethical and legal scrutiny that surrounds the biomedical management of biospecimens in association with clinical and non-clinical trials.

Today's announcement about Bio4D is being made in conjunction with the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2012 Annual Meeting, May 15-18, 2012, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, B.C.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds overmanagement of benign breast disease
2. Moffitt researcher publishes book on nutritional management of cancer treatment effects
3. In children born with severe heart defect, surgical management has little effect on neuro outcomes
4. Stress management for breast cancer patients may affect disease course
5. Home measurement of eye pressure in children may improve management of glaucoma
6. PET tracer changes management plan for brain tumor patients
7. painACTION.com improves migraine self-management and reduces migraine-related psychological distress
8. Behavioral management to reduce substance abuse, crime and re-arrest for drug-involved parolees
9. Spouses Reaction May Affect Pain Management
10. Complex sex life of goats could have implications for wildlife management
11. Researchers develop conversation cards to broach subject of pediatric weight management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Corra Group ... at competitive pricing. Verisys through its FACIS and other services maintains ... Disciplinary actions. , “We are delighted to be able to offer these various ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The ... products, was awarded as winners of American Dreams & Good Housekeeping Seal Initiative, ... jointly by HSN and Good Housekeeping. , Steven Wang, MD ., a ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The Boulevard ... 10am - 2pm. All events will be located in the Main West Entrance ... a no-cost Child ID event. No appointment is necessary and each child with a ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... “Beyond and Back”: a true-life testimony of tragedy and the miraculous power of ... a wife, mother and grandmother committed to sharing her many spiritual adventures which affirm ... book presents actual events in the life of her family, which validate her deep ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ogden Clinic, the largest multi-specialty group in ... to expand its focus on patient care by providing an advanced check-in and ... Ogden Clinic, we are working to become a different type of provider, one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 Under the ... pharmaceutical packaging market size increased year by year ... 2017 to 2021, the market size will maintain ... expected to outnumber RMB140 billion in 2021, thanks ... rapid development of biological agents and supporting policies. ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... PRINCETON, N.J. , March 22, 2017 ... systems averted 77,342 cases of patient harm and saved ... thanks to their participation in a national quality improvement ... of progress under Partnership for Patients-New Jersey, part of ... and Human Services. HHS selected the New Jersey Hospital ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Market & Clinical Pipeline Insight 2022" drug pipelines to ... ... Pipeline Insight 2022 report gives comprehensive insight on clinical and ... check point inhibitors as main streamline drugs in the immunotherapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: