Thermo Fisher: How Sample Management Works

Problem: Laboratories are faced with challenges when it comes to storing and tracking samples. Researchers have to manage sample tubes to ensure they’re reliably logged in and out of a laboratory’s database or laboratory information management system. There are many moving parts of a laboratory, and multiple researchers may handle the same sample throughout several stages before, during, and after the storage process. With multiple hands on one sample, tracking the location and status of samples can be challenging, and as the number of samples stored increases, so do the challenges. Unfortunately it is not unusual to lose samples, to find that labels have fallen off, or for samples to become compromised because of evaporation or temperature variations. Read more