Overview

Life science organizations must collect and manage large numbers of research samples to bring a new therapeutic or diagnostic to market. Sample management is a complex process. Research samples are often collected in many locations and may be transported, stored, processed and analyzed by multiple vendors. This fragmented approach to sample management can lead to spiraling sample storage costs, slow sample retrieval times, data management difficulties and poor chain of custody.

Sample Hub is a complete, integrated sample management solution that solves these problems by collecting, transporting, processing and analyzing samples within one global, interconnected platform. Our facilities are located across North America, Europe and Asia and comply with international regulatory guidelines including FDA-approval, ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, CAP and CLIA certification. We use consistent staff training, protocols, equipment and QA/QC systems to standardize all sample handling and data management procedures. Sample Hub offers a complete suite of flexible management solutions. Our experts work with clients to customize our services to your individual sample management needs.

Sample Hub can accelerate preclinical and clinical research timelines, reduce sample administration costs and maximize the use of research samples. We simplify sample management so you can focus on developing the next generation of life-saving products.

Sample Hub™ Integrated Lifecycle Management

Our integrated, modular services can be customized in any combination to meet your evolving sample management needs. This includes managing active clinical trials, storing archive samples, and planning and project managing future studies.

Sample Hub Lifecycle

 

Future studies

Sample Hub experts can help plan and project manage future clinical trials. Our certified facilities, standardized protocols, and highly-trained staff simplify the process of running multi-country trials or multiple clinical trials. By consolidating samples within the Sample Hub platform, biopharmaceutical companies can easily repurpose samples for future studies, accelerating clinical trial timelines and reducing costs.

Active Clinical Trials

We can assist with all stages of active clinical trial sample management including patient consent, sample collection kits, logistics, sample storage, vendor management and lab services. Samples stored within Sample Hub can be retrieved and dispatched within 24 hours. Sample Hub simplifies vendor relationships by sending samples to specialty labs, central labs or CROs as required. This integrated approach minimizes sample handling delays while maintaining sample integrity, chain of condition, chain of identity and chain of custody.

Archive Samples

It can be challenging to store large archive sample inventories over long periods. Sample Hub provides secure, audited offsite storage solutions with swift sample retrieval. Our interconnected multi-country biorepositories, real-time tracking of sample conditions and inbuilt system redundancies all mitigate disaster risk and maintain long-term sample integrity.

 

Sample Hub Services

Sample hub

Storage - Offsite, Onsite: Our biorepository services consolidate samples within a global platform to reduce costs, improve sample quality and minimize risk. We offer offsite, onsite and hybrid storage solutions with complete cold chain storage, audit trail tracking and chain of custody. Brooks Life Sciences’ highly-trained and qualified staff follow industry-leading operations and quality control processes. We store over 200 sample types including human and animal biological samples, biological reagents, active pharmaceutical ingredients, research materials and agricultural plants.

 

Laboratory Services: We offer diverse clinical and discovery bioprocessing services including assay development, sample preparation and extraction, tissue and pathology services, genetic and genomic analytics, cell culture and stem cell services and bioinformatics. We also work with an extensive list of vendors to offer fully customized laboratory services.

 

Consent Coding and De-identification: De-identification is an important part of protecting patient/donor privacy. We offer a full range of de-identification and consent coding services for all sample types. All our services follow best practices and international regulatory guidelines. Sample Hub can also store all types of sample-associated data within our audited, regulatory-compliant system.

  

Collection Kits: Based on your current and future research needs, we customize sample collection kits and services including consulting, study design, logistics and complete project management of the sample collection process. This allows you to maximize downstream use of sample assets.

 

Consulting: Our expert consultants can help with all aspects of sample collection and management. This includes logistics paths, risk mitigation for samples stored onsite or offsite, governance/access models, and designing and implementing effective quality management systems to meet accreditation requirements. We can also help you design a customized global management strategy for each sample type or for your entire sample inventory. This will optimize sample utilization, reduce your sample management costs, accelerate clinical research timelines and maximize the life of your samples.

 

Business Continuity: Every life science organization needs a contingency plan for unforeseen events such as equipment failure, power loss, faulty technology and natural disasters. We work with clients to identify critical assets and develop business continuity and disaster recovery planning for research samples.

 

Informatics and Technical Solutions: The Sample Hub platform offers 24/7 visibility to sample inventory data, consolidation of third-party sample data, secure and compliant audit trail reporting, flexible tracking, web-based retrieval and shipping within 24 hours of request.

 

Logistics & Relocation: Our internationally certified staff and facilities manage all sample logistics including tracking, temperature-controlled packaging, dry ice supply, re-icing samples to ensure temperature compliance and documentation assistance. All our staff undergo IATA, US DOT and ADR training and certification. If you need to relocate samples, regulated chemicals, laboratory animals or an entire laboratory, our fleet of custom-built trucks and highly trained drivers provide safe, legal and regulatory-compliant transport and relocation services for biological and chemical collections stored under all temperature conditions.

 

Project Management: Sample Hub experts can help plan and manage any sample-related projects including complete virtual sample inventory management regardless of storage location; running active and future clinical trials; relocating sample inventories; implementing quality management systems; risk assessment and disaster management; and data management.

Key Features

Flexible, Integrated Services: Sample Hub’s range of integrated services can be customized to meet your individual sample management needs.

 

Regulatory Compliance: All our facilities and processes comply with international regulatory requirements including FDA-approval, ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, CAP and CLIA certification. We help clients navigate the complex international regulatory landscape.

 

True Best Practices: Our comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions have been developed around over 150 industry best-practices, many of which we set as the industry benchmark for excellence.

 

Real-Time Sample Tracking: Our proprietary sample tracking software, allows customers 24/7 access to sample inventory and shipment audit trails, whether the samples reside in one of our facilities or another location.

 

Rapid Sample Access:  We can rapidly retrieve and send samples across the globe, making your sample available for testing within 1 business day.

Biorepository Locations

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Bronx, NY
  • El Segundo, CA
  • Fresno CA
  • Kutztown, PA
  • Montreal, QC
  • Griesheim, Germany
  • Singapore
  • Beijing, China
  • Shenzhen, China