SpecimenTrack enables biobanks, clinicians, and labs engaged in multicenter collaboration to break down data silos and unlock the value of biorepository data for translational research
SALT LAKE CITY – May 11, 2012 – Remedy Informatics,
Inc. further strengthened its position as the leader in life science and
translational research informatics today with its announcement of
revolutionary new biorepository informatics software, SpecimenTrack™.
Remedy will offer demonstrations of SpecimenTrack at the upcoming
International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
(ISBER) 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibit May 15-17, in Vancouver, BC,
Canada (Booth #15).
At the core of SpecimenTrack is intuitive management of biorepository
workflows in sample collection, inventory, processing, and distribution
with particular emphasis on saving time through reduced complexity and
ease of use with a modern, web-based application that facilitates
collaboration. To keep pace with changing biorepository informatics
needs, SpecimenTrack has configurable sample types, storage containers,
and workflow automation templates that can be easily modified by
researchers without software coding. Further, SpecimenTrack plugs into Investigate™,
Remedy’s translational informatics system that breaks down traditional
barriers between sample management, study management, lab information
management systems, electronic lab notebooks, and clinical registries.
“We built SpecimenTrack with the recognition that biorepositories
cannot stand alone in translational research; they have a central role
in enabling connectivity between lab and clinic far beyond a logistical
collection of freezers and samples. There is vast potential in both high
quality biospecimens and metadata currently locked up in
biorepositories around the world that, if properly integrated, can drive
benchside research, drug discovery, and clinical outcomes,” said Hank
Wu, Director of Translational Informatics for Remedy Informatics. “The
dual informatics challenges of Translational Research 2.0 are to connect
and harmonize traditionally separate data sets and disciplines from the
lab, clinic, and biobank, and to enable researchers to conduct deep
interpretation of the data with powerful pattern recognition tools.
SpecimenTrack coupled with Investigate represents a significant leap
forward for biobanks and translational research institutions by giving
them powerful tools to maximize the research potential of biospecimens.”
Built on the powerful Mosaic™ Platform, SpecimenTrack and Investigate are highly configurable research management software
that enable researchers to customize data capture forms, workflows,
visual queries, dashboards, and data models to their specific needs.
Core to the platform is the Mosaic™ Ontology, which enables researchers
to harmonize and map data from disparate data sources, and to adapt the
data model to changing research needs over time by adding new terms and
concepts. Together, SpecimenTrack and Investigate enable translational
researchers to natively connect biospecimen data into benchside and
“As we work to improve researchers’ ability to discern and discover
patterns in their research it is essential that we provide the tools for
them to access all available data so they can gain a true 360-degree
view of the biological systems that impact disease,” said Gary Kennedy,
Founder & CEO of Remedy Informatics. “SpecimenTrack focuses on
biobanking but it is also an integral part of the 360-degree whole to
help researchers discover the patterns hidden in their data, and
ultimately to take giant leaps forward in medical innovation.”
SpecimenTrack and Investigate are both currently being implemented by
two leading translational research institutions: (1) The Frederick
National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a flagship set of ten
laboratories of the National Cancer Institute with particular focus on
next-generation sequencing and ‘omics technologies; and (2) the Oklahoma
Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), where integrated lab, biospecimen,
and study management will play a key role in research on auto-immune
disorders, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and many other disorders.
Remedy will demonstrate SpecimenTrack with Investigate at BOOTH #15 at the ISBER 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Vancouver, BC, Canada May 15 – 17.
About Remedy Informatics, Inc.
Remedy Informatics, Inc. is the leading provider of clinical registries, disease registries, medical research software, and research informatics
products that accelerate translational medicine discoveries from bench
to bedside. Remedy offers a wide range of configurable “off the shelf” biomedical informatics
products that are built on the powerful Mosaic™ Platform. Remedy’s
mission is to tangibly, measurably and permanently improve the
effectiveness of Life Science Research in the United States and across
the globe. For more information visit: www.remedyinformatics.com.