Sample Storage Quality & Identification Tracking Trends 2016

  • ID: 4308269
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 53 Pages
  • Select Biosciences
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The Median Average Estimated Cost to Replace a Poor Quality Sample was $51-$100

This market report summarizes the results of an industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on the emerging requirements for identification tracking and maintaining the quality of stored samples.

The survey covered both biospecimens and drug compounds stored under frozen and/or ambient conditions. The survey was carried out in October 2016.

The survey was initiated on behalf of a client who plans to introduce a new technology that provides both sample identification and quality tracking.

The objectives of the survey were to understand current methods used for identification (ID) tracking of stored samples, the importance of sample quality and of approaches used to maintain quality, and to establish potential interest in a new sample ID and quality tracking technology.

The survey looked at the following aspects of sample storage quality & ID tracking trends as practiced today (2016) and in a few cases as predicted for the future (2018):

  • Groupings where involvement with stored samples predominantly reside
  • Main applications or intended uses of stored samples
  • How samples are tracked today
  • How the quality of stored samples is verified
  • Level of satisfaction with a list of quality and chain of custody tracking technologies
  • Types of consumables used for sample storage
  • Types of materials used for sample/specimen containers
  • Importance of environmental sustainability factors when purchasing storage consumables
  • Number of samples stored in respondent’s sample inventory
  • Main obstacles that prevent maximizing the use of stored samples today
  • Relative rating of obstacles that may limit the use of stored samples
  • Average cost to replace a poor quality sample
  • What is most damaging to the expected use of stored samples
  • How many times samples are exposed to a significant temperature change per day
  • Current use protocol for stored samples
  • Value placed on a continuous audit trail of sample ID and the temperature exposure
  • Whether stored samples are subject to standardized SOPs prior to storage
  • Aspects of sample deposition and the storage process that are most critical to success
  • What storage temperatures apply to respondent’s stored samples
  • Features most wanted in any new sample ID and quality tracking technology
  • Perceived advantages of using a new ID and quality tracking system
  • Acceptable price for a sample ID and quality tracking device
  • Respondents who would consider using a new ID and quality tracking system fitted to their consumables
  • Number of tagged standard 2mL cryovials that might be purchased per year
  • Likelihood of investing in any new sample storage consumable technologies that improve and or extend the life of stored samples
  • Main reasons for not using an ID and quality tracking system
  • Sample storage consumables budget
  • Preferred vendors of the majority of sample storage consumables purchased
  • Possible added value application opportunities for a new ID and quality tracking system
  • Feedback on the usefulness of a new ID and quality tracking system
  • Any unmet needs in the current products that support sample storage ID tracking and quality validation
  • And respondents who are willing to be contacted to discuss their sample storage tracking and quality requirements further.

The main questionnaire consisted of 30 mainly multi-choice questions. In addition, there were 7 questions related solely to administration/survey demographics. The survey collected 51 validated responses, of these 85% provided comprehensive input.

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Executive Summary
Table Of Contents
Survey Methodology
Respondent’s Organisation & Response To Survey
Respondent’s Geographic Origin
Respondent’s Company Or Organisational Origin
Respondent's Job Role
Respondents Currently Collecting, Storing And Utilizing Biospecimens, Biologics & Compound Samples
Grouping That Best Describes Respondent’s Involvement In Stored Samples (1)
Grouping That Best Describes Respondent’s Involvement In Stored Samples (2)
Main Applications Or Intended Uses Of Stored Samples
How Respondents Track Their Samples Today
How Respondents Verify The Quality Of Their Stored Samples
Level Of Satisfaction With Quality & Chain Of Custody Tracking Technologies
Summary Of Survey Findings (1)
Types Of Consumables Used For Sample Storage
Types Of Materials Used In Sample/Specimen Container
Importance Of Environmental Sustainability Factors When Purchasing Consumables
Total Number Of Samples In Respondents Sample Inventory
Main Obstacles That Prevent Respondent’s Maximizing Use Of Their Stored Samples Today
Extent To Which Obstacles Limit Respondent’s Use Of Stored Samples
Average Cost To Respondents To Replace A Poor Quality Sample
Problem Most Damaging To Respondents Expected Use Of Stored Samples
Number Of Times Samples Are Exposed To A Significant Temperature Change Per Day
Current Use Protocol For Stored Samples Adopted In Respondent’s Facility
Value Placed On A Continuous Audit Trail Of Sample ID & Temperature Exposed To Over The Sample Life Cycle
Whether Stored Samples Were Subject To Standardized SOPs Prior To Storage
Aspects Of The Sample Deposition & Storage Process Most Critical To Respondents Group’s Success
Storage Temperatures That Apply To Stored Samples In Respondent’s Organisation
Most Valuable Features Wanted In Any New Sample ID & Quality Tracking Technology
MEMS Sample Identification & Quality Tracking System
Most Important Advantages Of Using A MEMS Sample ID & Quality Tracking System
Summary Of Survey Findings (2)
Acceptable Price For A Sample ID And Quality Tracking Device
Respondents Who Would Consider Using A MEMS Sample ID & Quality Tracking System
Number Of MEMS Fitted To A Standard 2mL Cryovial That Might be Purchased Per Year
Likelihood Of Investing In Any New Sample Storage Consumable Technologies
Main Reason Would Not Use A MEMS Sample ID & Quality Tracking Device
Budget Available To Purchase Sample Storage Consumables
Preferred Vendors Of Sample Storage Consumables (1)
Preferred Vendors Of Sample Storage Consumables (2)
Likely Future Change In Vendor Preference For Sample Storage Consumables
Possible Added Value Of MEMS In Applications In Respondent’s Organisation
Market Potential For A MEMS Sample ID & Quality Tracking Device
Comments On The Usefulness Of MEMS Sample ID And Tracking System In Improving Sample Quality
Awareness Of Any Unmet Needs In Sample Storage Tracking ID & Quality Validation
Interest In Being Contacted To Discuss Sample Storage Tracking & Quality Requirements Further
Summary Of Survey Findings (3)

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