NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Persistent Systems and the Translational Genomics Research Institute announced they are developing a commercial version of a biospecimen management system.

Called Bio4D, initial versions of the software have been used at TGen in research into the underlying causes of diseases. The partners will now develop a commercial version to manage the collection, processing, storage, distribution, and analysis of biospecimens including blood, DNA, and tissue samples, such as samples from cancer biopsies.

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