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Persistent Partners with TGen to Commercialize Biospecimen Management System

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Persistent is working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute to develop a commercial version of TGen's existing biospecimen management system dubbed Bio4D.

According to the partners, the commercial package will be able to manage the collection, processing, storage, distribution, and analysis of biospecimens including blood, DNA, and tissue samples from cancer biopsies.

They also said that unlike laboratory information management systems, Bio4D will include features and functionality specifically designed for the needs of biobank scientists and biospecimen managers, such as clinical and molecular profile parameters.

It will also meet regulatory, ethical, and legal requirements associated with biomedical management of biospecimens in clinical and non-clinical trials, the partners said.

Bio4D was developed by researchers at TGen in collaboration with the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg, or IBBL, to meet the requirements necessary for collecting, processing, storing, distributing, and analyzing biospecimens and associated data.

Initial versions of the software have been used to manage biological repositories for genetic and genomic research at the institute.

Further details of the commercialization plans for the software have not been disclosed.

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