Challenges in digital sample management of biomolecules

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Fabrice Turlais explains how the libraries used in drug discovery need to improve

Traditionally databases were set-up for storing sample and compound inventory information – how can they now be adapted to cater for biological samples?

A major issue in using today’s databases for storing sample and compound inventory information is the diverse nature of the samples available. As drug discovery moves away from solely-chemical-based libraries towards biologicals in libraries, the existing database software may not be able to record all the correct parameters, or tracking tags, for biological samples. This leads to biological reagents and samples being stored in multiple databases, which makes the process of ordering and booking out material far more complicated.

Complete the survey to access this interview with Fabrice Turlais, vice-president sample management at Evotec, and discover…

  • A better understanding of the challenges of managing large sample libraries
  • A call to action on standardisation for biologics
  • How characterising compounds is different from biologics
  • The digital sample management tools that exist to help with controlling large numbers of samples