Academic Research

On the cutting edge of new technologies, academic research institutes need a flexible informatics solution that combines critical functionality with robust configurability to support their ever-changing research requirements. With highly specific scientific disciplines and platform-specific workflows, academic research institutes also need to offer their researchers easy access to valuable shared resources and meet researchers’ diverse needs to operate efficiently in a fee-for-service model.

LABVANTAGE has received numerous awards for its software innovation and customer services leadership. We have also garnered a vast customer base ranging from foremost academic research institutes to dominant cancer research centers. We have a proven track record of helping academic research institutes establish a truly collaborative, compliant, and productive research environment.

Robust Curation for the Biorepository

Keeping your mission-critical research objectives in mind, LABVANTAGE provides a state-of-the-art informatics platform to support the procurement, quality control, and annotation of collected tissues and specimens, establishing a sound foundation for a well-curated specimen collection. With the large number of patients involved in clinical trials, LABVANTAGE enables flexible, adaptive, and protocol-specific procurements that are then used to obtain well-characterized specimens for the biorepository.

Bolster Collaborative Research Success

LABVANTAGE enables your laboratory to manage collected data across varied scientific disciplines and facilities, while tracking platform-specific workflows for their services. A simplified sample submission method is available across an enterprise-wide informatics platform, allowing your investigators to quickly transmit data, reports, and results to the researchers. Further, by leveraging the flexible query methods for specimen identification and retrieval, your personnel can easily locate their desired specimens and check the inventory status of the various types of samples. With more efficient information management and knowledge sharing, you can best utilize your valuable sample resources and promote promising research findings.

In addition to supporting a diverse set of scientific disciplines, LABVANTAGE is easily configurable to allow the quick introduction of new platform technologies. Targeting complex scientific experiments and processes, LABVANTAGE supports workflow tracking and troubleshooting that not only integrates with various data analysis tools, but also conforms to industry standards for data exchange and integration.

Maximize Utilization to Drive Higher Return on Investment

With costly instruments along with specialized personnel training required to operate these instruments, laboratories need to carefully track usage of the shared instruments and resources. LABVANTAGE helps you maximize the utility of these resources by assuring that trained personnel, required instruments, and the necessary consumables are available at the time needed. Additionally, we offer resource scheduling capability with flexible sorting, filtering, and viewing of calendar availability to further maximize your resource utilization.

Full Compliance with Industry Standards

With LABVANTAGE, your consent management for tissue procurement is under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and you can also easily track Internal Review Board (IRB) approved protocols for tissue acquisition and distribution. For shared resource laboratories working under industry regulations, LABVANTAGE manages training records for certified users, tracks instrument maintenance schedules, and records instrument maintenance events. Managing instrument usage, scheduling and maintenance across shared resources also enhances traceability and service accountability.

Generate More Revenue with Detailed Billing

As a service provider to researchers, it is critical to carefully track instrument and resource usage, completion of projects, as well as use of consumables and reagents. LABVANTAGE helps thoroughly track these events, which may then be leveraged in the billing and invoicing of principal investigator (PI) accounts, grants, and other funding sources. Integrating with enterprise accounting systems, LABVANTAGE tracks PI accounts and funding sources and manages services and associated costs, to streamline your process of invoicing and payment recognition.

Key Benefits

  • Support your biorepository operations, including specimen procurement, quality control, and annotation of collected tissues
  • Accelerate research and development through robust tissue curation
  • Comply with GLPs, GCPs, 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, IRB requirements, and other industry regulations
  • Maximize the utility of shared resources, such as instruments and equipment, to drive improved return on investment
  • Promote cross-system data sharing with certified data interoperability with external systems
  • Secure your revenue with complete billing and invoicing support