Autoscribe system tracks and traces bio-specimens
Autoscribe's Matrix Tracker solves bio-banking and bio-repository issues for a range of customers, including clinical research organisations and pharmaceutical companies.
According to the company, one of the most important issues facing research organisations, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies is the tracking and tracing of an ever-increasing number of bio-specimens (tissue, fluids, DNA samples and slides, for example).
This may be for all the samples within a single facility or throughout multiple sites within an organisation.
The management of a sample repository or a bio-bank requires the registration of samples as collected and the tracking of their location at all times, including the recording of a chain of custody.
It may also include the restriction of users to specific storage locations, the use of storage maps and the need for parent-child sample relationships, donor details with consent and ethical approval processing.
Autoscribe has implemented Matrix Tracker systems for a range of customers.
Important issues that customers cite when choosing a bio-banking system that matches their requirements include: compliance with current and future regulatory requirements; an easy way of registering and accessioning samples within the system including the retrieval of documents such as patient consent forms; the simple log-in, log-out and moving of samples within the repository or bio-bank; storage location audits; the ability to produce a chain of custody for every sample; a full audit trail for samples; and a future-proof system that can meet today's requirements and can be further configured or reconfigured to meet future requirements.
Matrix Tracker systems are supplied with a set of configuration tools that enable further configuration if needed.
Autoscribe also offers solutions for laboratory information management systems (LIMSs) as well as instrument calibration and maintenance, stability testing, customer complaints management, support management, training records management and resource planning systems.
Autoscribe system minimises the risks for laboratories embarking on LIMS and sample management projects.
Autoscribe has invited biobank experts to discuss compliance regulations at three UK seminars.
Matrix Gemini LIMS will be displayed at the Laboratory Automation Services Middle East FX-LLC stand for ArabLab.
Alongside Matrix Gemini LIMS, Autoscribe will be showcasing a full range of products at Pittcon in March.
Autoscribe is providing what it describes as a ’future proofing’ product support service for its Matrix range.