BioBanking® SOLUTION

What is MBioLIMS BioBanking® ?

Manage your samples and their associated data with MBioLIMS BioBanking®,
a software programme dedicated to biobanks and cohorts.

A personalized software programme


Ergonomic and flexible

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Turnkey with your existing data

Interoperable with HIS software and instruments

Example of the life cycle of a sample for a human biobank

Example of the life cycle of a sample for a human biobank

  • Specifically designed for Biological Resource Centres, Biobanks and Cohorts, our MBioLIMS BioBanking® software solution manages and tracks your biological samples collected within the framework of protocols, studies, clinical trials and cohort projects.
  • 100% web-based and highly secured, the MBioLIMS BioBanking® software manages the entire life cycle of samples and their associated data, from end to end.
  • Our software manages any sample type, whether of human, animal, plant or microbiological origin.

A complete and scalable software

The solution’s modular design is based around a generic MBioLIMS Core, plus modules providing features to meet the specific needs of your biobanking activity.
MBioLIMS BioBanking® is a scalable software programme: new modules may be added later to enhance it with new features.

Key biobanking features:

  • gestion des patients
    Patients & families management
  • gestion des consentements
  • Specimen collection
    & samples
  • Annotations & clinical data management
  • Interoperable with medical software
  • code barre
    & barcodes
  • Tubes, slides, plates,
    2D racks, etc
  • Reception, transfer, request, cession
  • emplacements
    & storage history
  • Non-compliance
  • aliquotage
    Aliquoting, pooling
    & preparations
  • gestion analyses
    Analysis management
    (results & SOPs)
  • Multicriteria search (CSV, Excel & PDF exports)
  • Activity reports
    & statistics
  • Multi-sites
    with access management
  • Security, audit trail
    & user profiles

An intuitive graphic interface:

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Get a complete picture of your biobank and improve your productivity.

Work list
Create lists of samples and share them with other users for collaborative working.

Integrated notification system
Seamless communication between users and sites.

Multicriteria search
Make complex searches easily.

Our modules dedicated to BRC, Biobanks and Cohorts

With a broad and ever-increasing range of plug-ins modules, the MBioLIMS BioBanking® software offers features tailored to BRC, Biobanks (tumour banks, DNA banks, etc.), cohorts and longitudinal studies. It also interfaces with laboratory instruments, analyzers and robotics as well as with medical software or temperature monitoring systems.

The software is scalable, in a single or multi-site environment, and guarantees long-term security of sample data in compliance with biobank regulations.

Other Modules available
  • Other Modules available
  • LDAP Module
  • E-mails Module
  • Pipetting robot gateway Module
  • API Restful
  • Webhooks
Equipment Tracking Module
  • Equipment Tracking Module
  • Stock tracking
  • Follows equipments maintenance
MBioLIMS® screenshot - Equipment Tracking Module
Laboratory instruments gateway Module
  • Laboratory instruments gateway Module
  • Automated transfer and saving of analysis results
  • One way and bidirectionnal communication
  • Works without human intervention
  • Achives raw data files
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Reagents and consumables Module
  • Reagents and consumables Module
  • Stock tracking
  • Follows expiration dates
  • Integrated with sample preparations and analysis results
MBioLIMS® screenshot - Reagents and consumables Module
2D Rack reader gateway Module
  • 2D Rack reader gateway Module
  • Creates 2D rack map
  • Identification of 2D tubes
  • Localizes tubes automatically in racks
  • Compatible with Thermo® and FluidX® scanners
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Temperature tracking software gateway Module
  • Temperature tracking software gateway Module
  • Display temperature graph for each tube
  • Compatible with numerous solutions (Oceasoft®, Sirius®, Vigitemp®, Thermo®)
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HL7 Gateway Module
  • HL7 Gateway Module
  • Import patient identity and analysis data from HIS and medical software
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Tumor Bank Module
  • Tumor Bank Module
  • Manage tumor and non tumor samples
  • Cancer pathology data
  • Classifications included: ICD10, CIM-O
  • Compatible with Diamic®
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Reporting Module
  • Reporting Module
  • Personalized activity reports
  • Complex search function
  • Statistics, status report
  • Reports sent automatically by e-mail
  • Export to eMBioBANK® catalogue
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Multi-Sites Module
  • Multi-Sites Module
  • Centralized management of all sites
  • Direct printing on remote printers with Mbio Cloud Printing function
  • Distinct data entry and visualization for each site
  • Data sharing configured between different sites
  • Perfectly adapted to cohort projects
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Storage Module
  • Storage Module
  • Storage tree configured by the user
  • Unlimited storage levels : site, building, room, freezer, nitrogen tank, box…
  • Assign positions either manually or automatically
  • Store and remove tubes in batches
  • Storage location history
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  • Module Workflow
  • Sample preparation / aliquoting or analysis to be performed is automatically suggested to the user based on sample types and visits
  • Time saving
  • Reduction of errors
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Analysis Module
  • Analysis Module
  • Configured multi-parameter sample analysis
  • Record and track sample analysis values
eCRF Module
  • Module eCRF
    eCRF Module
  • Manage clinical data for each protocol or visit
  • Create & configure clinical questionnaires
  • Completion status (missing, partial, completed)
  • Excel, PDF Export
  • Multicriteria search
MBioLIMS® screenshot
Studies/Patients/Specimen collection Module
  • Studies/Patients/Specimen collection Module
  • Manage studies, visits, specimen collection
  • Manage families, patient consents
  • Manage biospecimen collection kits
  • Clinical data
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Biological Resource Center Module
  • Module Centres de ressources Biologiques
    Biological Resource Center Module
  • Manage collections (Tissue, Tumor, DNA, Serum, Strains, …)
  • Track collaborations : reception, expedition, requests, contacts
  • Manage sample preparations, aliquoting, SOPs
  • Manage non-compliance & disposals
MBioLIMS® dashboard


Technical specifications

Java Oracle

Robust architecture (Web2.0, Java, Oracle).


100% web based software
with secured access HTTPS.

Compatible tout navigateur (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Explorer)

Works with all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Explorer)


Follows OECD guidelines for BRC, FDA 21 CFR part 11, GLP

Our partners

ESBB - European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking
3cR Ressources biologiques

What our clients say about us

" For many years, I have headed two facilities at Institut Paoli-Calmettes, the Comprehensive Cancer Center serving the Marseilles metropolitan area and the western part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The Cell Therapy Facility is in charge of collecting, processing, storing and delivering hematopoietic cell therapy products for adult and pediatric recipients of autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantations. The Tumor Bank or Biological Resource Center in Oncology (BRC-O) collects, stores and distributes series of annotated samples of human origin to study the mechanisms of oncogenesis and help design and evaluate innovative diagnostic or therapeutic tools in oncology. Both activities are strictly regulated, a basic requirement being robust and stable identification and traceability of all processed samples. IT systems - LIMS - that are marketed by Modul-Bio provide flexible and user-friendly solutions that are well adapted to our professional practices and easily adopted by all categories of personnel. They can be operated with other elements of the institutional IT systems. Efficient and rapid support since we installed these products close to 10 years ago is an important asset that produces trust. "

Pr Christian CHABANNON Institut Paoli-Calmettes
MBioLIMS® user for 11 years
MBioLABEL® user for 11 years

Institut Paoli-Calmettes / Unicancer Marseille

" The team I am heading focusing on “genomic and metabolic diseases” uses for its research a Biobank of DNA, RNA and tissue accounting for more than 60,000 different samples. These biological sample collections representing hundreds of thousands of tubes are now managed by MBioLIMS BioBanking® software. This management is crucial since this Biobank is the main component of our research on the pathology of diabetes, obesity and associated cardiovascular diseases. It is therefore extremely important to use a reliable and accurate software like MBioLIMS® in order to remain among the world leaders in our field. "

Pr Philippe FROGUEL - ILille Pasteur Institute
MBioLIMS® user for 6 years
MBioLABEL® user for 6 years


” The modular functionality of the MBioLIMS BioBanking® software allows our biobank to ensure the traceability of all its activities on a single tool, for time saving and greater simplicity. The biobank of the Foch Hospital has just obtained the combined NF S96-900 and ISO 20387 certification, thus demonstrating of our ability to provide biological samples, and their associated data, of high quality for research purposes. “

Marine Largeau – Head of the Biological Resource Centre (BRC) at Foch Hospital
MBioLIMS® user for 2 years
MBioLABEL® user for 2 years


" The Guadeloupe BRC is a Biological Resources Center who has among its thematics : cancer and emerging infectious diseases in tropical zone such as dengue disease, leptospirosis and chikungunya. We are using the Modul-Bio software for our studies' management (benefit, collaborations..) and our own collections (requalifications, prospective collection...). MBioLIMS BioBanking® software modularity make it an indispensable tool in our research work, for identifying metabolics , genetics and environmentals predictives factors in caribean region-specific. "

Stanie GAETE - Guadeloupe Biological Ressource Center
MBioLIMS® user for 4 years
MBioLABEL® user for 4 years


" CryopAL Biobank Solutions, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, is a biorepository offering an outsourcing solution for the conservation of biological samples at very low temperatures. We offer a cryogenic preservation solution for all types of samples (human, animal, plant, micro-organisms, etc.) and in all forms of containers (tubes, bags, vials, straws, etc). MBioLIMS BioBanking® software from the company Modul-Bio has been configured according to our specific needs, and is supplied as a hosted solution. It ensures a perfect traceability of the operations carried out on the samples transmitted by our customers (reception - movements and storage temperature - shipment). Its flexibility enables us to adapt to all the formats of containers from our customers, including any new ones. In addition, it is also used by the operational and quality teams for the daily management of the equipment used at the biobank. "

Maxime Anquetin Cryopal Biobanque Solutions
MBioLIMS® user for 3 years
MBioLABEL® user for 3 years

CryopAL - Biobanque Solutions

" CryoStem: a national cohort dedicated to GvHD – Graft versus Host Disease - that aims to collect biological samples pre- and post-allograft Hematopoietic stem cells to study the GvHD. In 2012, we asked Modul-Bio® to set up a software for the management and traceability of the biological collection accross multiple sites. In six months time, the software was developped and deployed in 10 BRC. Today it is used by more than 160 people every day, in 23 BRC and 33 transplant units project partners; over 100,000 aliquots of this rare disease are managed through this software. The availability of a custom database, scalable, easily accessible by multiple hospitals and the responsiveness of the team give us entire satisfaction. "

Boris CALMELS - CryoStem (GvHD national cohort)
MBioLIMS® user for 4 years
MBioLABEL® user for 4 years
eMBioBANK® user for 10 months


" Modul-Bio has rapidly adapted its MBioLIMS® software according to our needs. Despite the short notice, we were able to maintain a project management methodology. The software has been implemented in 15 EFS BioBanks participating in the study, and they have all found the software quick to learn and easy to use. This software allows full traceability of all operations performed on biological samples across the sites while maintaining a global perspective. "

Sophie de VISME ELFE - (national cohort studying children from birth to adulthood)
MBioLIMS® user for 5 years

ELFE - Etude Longitudinale Française depuis l'Enfance

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