Pre-Clinical Pathology LIMS
Tracking Tissues, Cassettes & Slides in Pre-Clinical Pathology Studies
A pre-clinical pathology study may generate hundreds or even thousands of individual “samples” that must be processed and managed in a GLP compliant manner. Using Matrix Tracker allows samples to be located more easily across multiple laboratories and sites and provides for a very comprehensive audit trail and “chain of custody” for each item.
Matrix Tracker benefits can be summarized as:
The design and implementation process is quicker and less expensive because there is no custom source code to create, document and debug
The power of the configuration tools allow for fast iterations on the prototype before the final design is accepted by the users. The final design produced is more acceptable to users and they often see it as more “user friendly” and “easy to learn”
- Support is much easier and less expensive as each installation and application uses the same core code
- Only one validation to perform, many applications with all the regulatory compliance and audit trails included to meet the strictest regulations / regulatory requirements.
- Use of barcodes and scanners improve speed and accuracy of data entry
Matrix Tracker supports your entire process including; entry of study design, allocation of subjects to each dosage group, scheduling of tissue collection, assigning tissues to cassettes, creating slides from cassettes and eventually maintaining your study inventory, including your slide archive. It records completion of each task at every step, who did it, when and any notes recorded.
The uniquely configurable Matrix Tracker software product has been configured to provide tracking and reporting for samples of all types in such an environment. Samples can be of virtually any type, from wet tissues, to embedded tissues in cassettes and/or slides as well as frozen fluids such as urine or proteins. Once a sample is entered into the Matrix database, labels including barcodes may be printed and attached, allowing the location and ownership to be constantly updated as it is processed with full version control and auditing. It becomes an easy task to determine at what stage in the process a particular sample may be, where it is located and who to call to request it.