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6 Critical Reports Clinical Operations QuartzBio_

6 Critical Discrepancy Reports for Effective Clinical Operations

February 9, 2022 — Clinical operations leaders use the QuartzBio® virtual Sample Inventory Management (vSIM) solution to maintain robust visibility across sample collection and processing status, consent status, and sample and derivative quality information.

Traditionally, generating these reports is frustratingly time-consuming – often involving spreadsheets that attempt to manually link key information from the EDC, central labs, testing labs, and biorepositories to illuminate critical information like discrepancies or missed collections.

The QuartzBio team has identified six critical on-study reports that our clients prioritize as absolutely required for effective sample and biomarker operations.

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Use Case -- Integrating Sample Information Across Multiple Clinical Trials

Integrating Sources of Sample Information Across Multiple Clinical Trials

November 19, 2021 — As we discussed in our recent webinar, QuartzBio’s virtual Sample Inventory Management (vSIM) solution empowers clinical operations and translational research teams by integrating multiple sources of sample information, both within and across studies.

The platform enables users to interact with harmonized data from multiple sources, gain critical insights via KPI and data issue reporting, and manage queries resulting from those data inconsistencies.

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Monitoring Consent Status With a Novel Virtual Repository

October 8, 2021 — Sponsors are challenged to keep track of complex sample inventories, both on study and for samples collected as part of completed studies that might be later mined for translational research needs. We frequently hear that teams spend significant time manually cross-referencing spreadsheets of inventory data, to answer questions such as:

  • “How many whole blood samples with a particular mutation do we have across all phase I studies?”
  • “Can we report sample expiration status across all of our contracted biorepositories?”
  • “When we identify a sample of interest, how can we confirm consent status?”
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Connecting LIMS to Master Sample Inventory QuartzBio vSIM July 2021

Connecting LIMS to a Master Sample Inventory to Provide Sponsor-Centric Visibility for Biomarker Clinical Operations

July 12, 2021 — Complex biospecimen operations are inherent in modern clinical trials. For recent protocols, biospecimen collections are designed to be broad and to enable flexible selection from the variety of biomarker assay technologies that are available. Biomarker clinical operations are critical to realizing the potential of biomarker data generation plans.

Multiple Labs, Multiple LIMS; Lack of Sponsor-Centric Visibility

In previous webinars and articles, we have analyzed key challenges facing biomarker operations. Given the expanding footprint of sites, labs, and biorepositories, there is no sole source where sponsors can find information on biospecimens and Read More →