JUN 26, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Sample Management vs. Inventory Management: What is the difference?

Sponsored by: Brooks Life Sciences
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Biobank Business Lead, Brooks Life Sciences
      Kathi is the Global Biobanking Lead at Brooks Life Sciences. She has over 20+ years of experience leading biorepository programs and advising on the design of biorepositories, quality systems, and optimal methods for collection, preservation and annotation of biospecimen collections. Kathi is also the author of peer-reviewed publications, former President of ISBER, a current member on the technical, legal and ethical committees, and an active member of the College of American Pathologists Biorepositories Accreditation Programme.
    • General Manager & Director European Region Services, Brooks Life Sciences
        Markus Albertini is the General Manager & Director European Region Services at Brooks Life Sciences. He earned his Diploma in Biology in 1993 and holds a PhD in Cell Biology (1997) from the University of Bochum, Germany. From 19997 to 2002 Markus received his postdoctoral Training from Günter Blobel - one of the pioneers in molecular cell biology and the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine - at the Rockefeller University in New York. Leaving the bench in early 2002 Markus became a senior scientific officer at a major German research promotion and funding organization; the starting point for his more than two decades long lasting and continuing passion to enable and support state-of-the-art science and research. He was essentially involved in the strategic development and implementation of genome and health research programs and research programs for innovative therapies. For more than five years he managed the prestigious German Genome Research Network on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2002 Markus expanded his expertise to the pharma sector. Taking on responsibility for external collaboration management and coordination of the European biomarker consortium SUMMIT, Markus developed a deep understanding of the challenges, demands and opportunities of good biosample management. Consequently, he became the Head of Biobanking at Boehringer Ingelheim in 2016. In Brooks Life Sciences' comprehensive biosample life cycle management expertise, Markus found his perfect match in early 2019. Markus was a DFG scholar and published several peer reviewed articles, amongst others in Cell and the Journal of Cell Biology. He also served as the editor and Co-author of various publications on genome and health research for the lay audience.

      DATE:   June 26, 2019
      TIME:   9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT
      An excessive number of software solutions are available to help manage your clinical, biobank, or biorepository sample information. But in looking at the options, you really must ask yourself one burning question: Do you just want a simple inventory application…or do you need more? Inventory management and sample management are often used interchangeably. But they shouldn’t be. They are markedly different. Inventory management is simply what, where, and how much of a sample you have. Sample management, though, is the holy grail of biobanking. 

      Sample management represents the entirety of the sample and all it can share with you. Along with standard inventory management data – sample management offers a holistic look at metadata, patient data, consent, study and protocol, time points, and analytical data. 

      The easiest way to think about it is – Sample management includes inventory management – but inventory management does not include sample management.

      Attend our webinar to discover all the reasons a sample management solution can become the most essential, valuable, and trusted partner in your lab – and to your work.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Define and explain sample management vs. inventory management. 
      • Discuss why sample management is needed in a biorepository. 
      • Discuss the role informatics plays in collecting and maintaining sample data. 
      Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
      LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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