tissue providers are under pressure to provide high quality samples
to researchers while increasing emphasis is being placed on how donated tissue
samples are being used and sourced. Interactive Software Limitedís Achiever
Medical LIMS solution is helping Ďmake every sample matterí with tools that
support collaboration, help improve research outcomes and provide secure access
to quality data.
Medical is a complete sample tracking and lab information management system. In its†latest version it is making it easier for UK Biobanks to leverage the UKCRCís online
Tissue Directory to publicise their sample tissue holdings data to researchers.
Tissue Directory is a web-based portal where researchers can source tissue
samples from providers across the UK. The UKCRC Tissue Directory solution seeks
to address the gap between the demand and provision for high quality research
tissue with supporting data.
Biobank has its own way of working which is often outlined within its Standard
Operating Procedures. It also has its own way of categorising and classifying
tissue samples. Biobanks donít want to have to change these to fit with the
data standards and formatting rules required. Or, alternatively, spend hours
fiddling with data to get it into the right format every time itís to be
overcome this obstacle, Interactive Software Limited has created a link to the
directory from its Achiever Medical LIMS which also includes a dynamic transformation
tool. This unique tool transforms both data values and column names, so
Biobanks donít have to spend weeks changing terminology, reworking processes and
retraining teams.†Whatís more, Biobanks just set these translations up
once and the system does the rest automatically.
Biobanks can also select the data that they want to upload to the online
directory and how often they want to send it. Once set up Achiever Medical Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) connects
to the online UKCRCís Tissue Directory to send selected tissue sample holdings
data securely and regularly.
solution of Achiever Medical LIMS with its link to the UKCRC Tissue Directory
helps researchers to source quality samples and supports Biobanks to make sure
their precious tissue samples are used for their intended purpose Ė to further
the dynamic tool and associated technology can be extended†to enable
labs and Biobanks to securely share selected data with other systems in the
recognition of its distinct achievement, Interactive Software Limitedís Achiever
Medical has been awarded Medilinkís West Midlands Medical and Healthcare
Business ĎInnovationí Award 2019.
As a result
of Interactive Software Limitedís regional success, it is now competing as a
finalist at the national Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards on April 1st,