Hyderabad, India (PressExposure) November 24, 2009 -- Ocimum Biosolutions today announced that its specialty life science Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Biotrackerâ¢ has been awarded the prestigious caBIGÂ® (cancer Biomedical Informatics GridÂ®) Bronze Compatibility Certification by the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The overarching goal of the caBIGÂ® program is to develop a truly collaborative information network that accelerates the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, ultimately improving patient outcomes. This is done by enabling collaboration between researchers by providing an interoperable IT infrastructure that facilitates data sharing. caBIGÂ® provides a set of compatibility guidelines, covering computational interfaces and the semantic description of a data system, that provides detailed guidance on how to build a software system that will interoperate within the caBIGÂ® framework.
Being granted a Bronze Compatibility Certification guarantees that Biotrackerâ¢ LIMS is compliant to the caBIGÂ® guidelines in each of four areas: (1) Programmatic access to data; (2) Use of controlled vocabularies; (3) Use and accessibility of data elements and metadata; and (4) Availability of a diagrammatic representation of the information model used.
âA critical problem facing basic and clinical researchers today is the explosion of data and how to effectively manage and share this data,â states Dr. Howard J. Rosenberg, Executive Director of LIMS at Ocimum Biosolutions. âBy attaining caBIGÂ® Bronze Compatibility, Ocimumâs Biotrackerâ¢ LIMS provides the infrastructure and interoperability that is so critically needed to promote knowledge sharing and ultimately translational medicine,â affirms Dr. Rosenberg.
About Biotrackerâ¢ Biotrackerâ¢ is a specialty Lab Information Management Solution (LIMS) for enhancing productivity and effectiveness in life sciences research laboratories. Biotrackerâ¢ addresses the challenges of supporting multi-disciplinary labs, collaboration and data management needs. Biotrackerâ¢ offers several specialty modules that address the needs in life sciences research laboratories supporting Biobanking, Gene Expression, Genotyping, DNA Sequencing, and/or Proteomics. For more information, please visit http://www.lims.ocimumbio.com.
About caBIGÂ® caBIGÂ® was conceived by the National Cancer Institute as a standards-based interoperable nationwide network that provides a grid infrastructure, data repositories, analytic software, and policy guidelines to enable data sharing and collaboration across the biomedical research community. The mission of caBIGÂ® is to develop a truly collaborative information network that accelerates the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, ultimately improving patient outcomes.