Cancer Research

Cancer research depends on a truly collaborative, compliant, and productive laboratory environment supported by a robust informatics platform.

LabVantage LIMS, with embedded ELN and LES, helps cancer centers and CROs with:

  • Robust curation
  • Collaboration and shared data
  • Resource utilization
  • Compliance with industry standards and regulation
  • Streamlined tracking for invoicing, funding

LabVantage has a proven track record of helping cancer centers and research institutes, both inside and outside the US National Cancer Institute community.

Curation

Our state-of-the-art LIMS platform supports the procurement, quality control, and annotation of collected tissues and samples, following specific Internal Review Board (IRB) approved protocols. Procurement of these remnant non-diagnostic tissue specimens is flexible, adaptive, and protocol-specific to establish well-characterized specimens for the biorepository.

Collaboration

Efficient information management leads to knowledge sharing, promotion of research findings, and best use of the valuable specimen resources available.

With LabVantage LIMS, you can manage comprehensive data across varied scientific disciplines and facilities while tracking workflows. The simplified sample submission lets investigators quickly transmit data, reports, and results to researchers. Researchers can easily locate desired specimens and check inventory status using flexible query methods.

Integration

LabVantage LIMS is easily configured for the quick introduction of new platform technologies. In targeting complex scientific experiments and processes, the LIMS supports workflow tracking and troubleshooting by integrating with various data analysis tools and conforming to industry standards for data exchange and integration.

Utilization

Considering the extensive investments in lab instrumentation and training of the personnel operating them, lab managers must carefully track usage of these shared resources. LabVantage LIMS, with its new Work Assignment and Resource Planning module, helps you maximize resources by assuring that trained personnel, required instruments, and necessary consumables are available when needed. Resource scheduling using flexible sorting, filtering, and calendar viewing further maximize resource utilization.

Compliance

LabVantage integrates fully with EMR, EHR, and pathology systems, and meets HL7 standards established for patient care. Instrument maintenance and analyst certification are fully supported to satisfy industry regulations. Importantly, consent management for tissue procurement meets HIPAA requirements, and tissue acquisition and distribution complies with IRB-approved protocols.

Invoicing

As a service provider to researchers, cancer centers and CROs must carefully track instrument and resource usage, consumables and reagents used, and project completions. LabVantage automates such tracking, which can 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, managing services and associated costs to streamline invoicing and payment recognition.

Key Benefits

  • Support biorepository operations, including specimen procurement, quality control, and annotation of collected tissues
  • Accelerate R&D through robust tissue curation
  • Comply with GLP, GCP, 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11, HIPAA, IRB requirements, and other industry standards and regulations
  • Maximize utility of shared resources to drive improved ROI
  • Promote cross-system data sharing and collaboration with certified data interoperability with external systems

Where can I learn more about LabVantage?

LabVantage provides out-of-the-box support for a R&D, QA/QC manufacturing labs, and more. LabVantage lets you manage the sample lifecycle, optimize laboratory execution, perform data retrieval, interface instruments and systems, and enable security and auditing.