Biospecimen Inventory and Operations System (BIOS) for Management of Annotated Tissue Bank Specimens for Anatomical Pathology
W Amin, G Greenwood, M Bisceglia, L Mock, R Dhir, AV Parwani. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Background: There is a need for tools that provide researchers access to highly annotated biospecimens for research. The Biospecimen Inventory and Operations System is an enterprise biorepository system designed for a high-quality, well annotated biospecimen management for clinician and researchers need. It provides a robust query capability that eventually allows biomarkers to identify the biospecimens as per the need of the research community.
Design: BIOS is a Microsoft .NET web application with a SQL Server database. It unifies the efforts of tissue collection, patient consents status, billing and data aggregation in one module. It links to Medipac for accurate importing of patient demographics. It will pull patient mapped data automatically through integration with lab information systems and synoptics and other institutional electronic data sources, from hospital information systems.
Results: The BIOS system has been successfully implemented at our institute and is currently being used for the day to day operations of a system-wide tissue bank. BIOS provides a central repository for the tissue bankers for tracking and distribution of biospecimens and for robust querying and reporting of biospecimens and associated data to fulfill the requirements of clinical translational researchers. By combining the flexible query interface of BIOS with the ability to export the result of queries, the tissue bankers will be able to prepare virtually any custom report they require, from summaries of bank-wide operations during a specified period to daily work lists for a particular banker.
Conclusions: BIOS in provides a central biorepository to access information on multimodal data sets and the ability for tracking and integration with other limbs of a tissue bank. In addition BIOS provides the tissue bankers with a robust, queryable, and maintainable system that can be integrated with other tissue banking and pathology tools including image and molecular data integration. Furthermore, this model can be successfully deployed at other institutions.
Monday, March 22, 2010 1:00 PM
Poster Session II # 262, Monday Afternoon