Integrated strain library management

Technidata, the supplier of software for clinical laboratories and biobanks, has brought together TDBactilink and TDBiobank to provide a direct link between microbiology and biorepository management systems. This innovative feature will be presented at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will be held from 25 to 28 April 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Developed by microbiologists, the Technidata solution offers a range of expertise to meet demands of evolving requirements in microbiology. 

“TDBactilink allows users to design workflows specifically adapted for the discipline. The software provides paperless management and complete traceability to fully comply with the requirements of the ISO 15189 standard. Any laboratory equipped with this middleware can thus benefit from a high-performance solution that is dedicated to the field,” explains Dr. Stéphane Agay from Technidata. 

With long-standing experience and know-how in the field of biological resource management, Technidata now offers an additional feature that integrates its strain library management system into the TDBactilink software.

Benefits of a comprehensive biobank management system

“TDBiobank is a remarkable tool that adds value to biological resources stored in strain libraries. The software offers full traceability and optimises sample preparation, storage and research protocol management. Furthermore, it allows users to create collections, monitor sample transfers and publish virtual catalogues, all of which are essential activities for biorepositories and laboratories aiming at ISO 15189  accreditation,” adds Christophe Guitart-Arnau from Technidata.

Interoperability – a priority

“TDBiobank not only allows users to manage the strain library through TDBactilink but also biological resources from other disciplines and laboratories. The software is adaptable for both single and multi-site management. This flexibility promotes scientific collaboration and additionally allows multiple sites to share investment outlays. Interoperability is a priority, which we consider at various levels – for healthcare systems, lab analysers as well as our software solutions. We favour communication protocols and standardised technologies to facilitate the integration of our solutions into existing healthcare systems. Today we observe significant disciplinary cross-over in terms of laboratory processes and expertise, and this is in part thanks to the interoperability of healthcare solutions,” concludes Guitart-Arnau.

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