The BIGR system has been installed, tested and is now used for biospecimen management at several large academic and industry biorepositories," commented Eric Muhr, Vice President of Sales at GulfStream Bioinformatics.
BIGR was first designed to manage the extensive biobanking operations of the Ardais Corporation and its global network of high-quality biospecimen suppliers and research clients.
The BIGR Biospecimen Management System is a set of software, standard operating procedures, and services developed based on years of experience in biospecimen collection, processing, and repository management.
The BIGR BMS provides comprehensive donor tracking from the point of the informed consent interview through pathology and ongoing collection of clinical data.
Working with collaborating medical centers and clients, Ardais has continuously developed and refined the BIGR BMS, built upon five key principles: patient protection; specimen quality and consistency; access to broad clinical data; focused collection on material relevant for research; and comprehensive tracking and repository management tools.