OpenSpecimen Adoption at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
To achieve a professional biobank software solution for a sepsis study at the University Hospital Basel, the Laboratory Medicine team successfully applied for a Swiss National Science Foundation grant (Biolink) grant in January 2017. The call aimed to harmonize IT biobank systems and to establish a biobank management solution (software) in a scientific context.
As a result of a competitive tender process, OpenSpecimen was selected by the Biobanking Committee at University Hospital Basel.
"The OpenSpecimen software solution convinced us with a broad range of technical possibilities and a highly user-friendly interface," said Prof. Adrian Egli.
Current Research Projects Using OpenSpecimen
Applied Microbiology Research Group
The Applied Microbiology Research Group of Prof. Adrian Egli is involved in a series of clinical and research studies. They aim to analyze host-pathogen interactions and translate their understanding to develop methods of disease diagnostics and prevention. Currently, they are using OpenSpecimen to manage ~ 20-30 unplanned collection protocols.
Routine Microbiology Diagnostics
The diagnostic division of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology of Prof. Adrian Egli uses OpenSpecimen regularly to manage their longitudinal bacterial strain collections from routine diagnostics. This includes e.g., samples for quality measurements or outbreak management. Besides, a series of clinical research trials are also managed by OpenSpecimen e.g.,
University Children's Hospital Basel Study
The University Children's Hospital of Both Basel (https://www.ukbb.ch/
The departments of Rheumatology and Clinical Chemistry will start collecting their biospecimen data using OpenSpecimen. The Rheumatology clinical studies are led by Dr. Julia Maurer and Dr. Bettina Bannert. The department of Clinical Chemistry will be processing and temporarily storing the specimens from the external institutes. The specimens will be later distributed as per the requests with the help of the OpenSpecimen's distribution module. Dr. Sandra Mitrovic, Deputy. Coordinator, Department of Clinical Chemistry, will monitor this study.
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