Thursday, July 17, 2008

IGC Taps LabVantage for Lab Software for Cancer Genome Atlas

[Source: a GenomeWeb staff reporter , Genone Web News] - The International Genomics Consortium will use LabVantage’s Sapphire lab information management software to handle biobanking needs for the Cancer Genome Atlas pilot project, the company said today.

IGC, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based non-profit, is running the biobank for CGA’s Human Cancer Biospecimen Core Resource component. TCGA is a joint project of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The Sapphire solution is used in all the steps of biorepository management including informed consent, clinical data collection, sample and data collection, pathology review, and biomolecule extraction and distribution.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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