Brooks Life Science Systems and Interactive Software Announce Technology Partnership

Brooks & Interactive Software

Press Release: 28th September 2016


Collaboration Brings BioStudies, an Informed Consent Management Technology Solution, to Brooks’ ISIDOR®Biobanking Informatics Platform

Brooks Life Science Systems (Brooks) and Interactive Software Ltd today announced a partnership that will bring patient and donor sample informed consent and clinical data management capabilities to Brooks’ existing ISIDOR® sample management informatics platform. Through this integration, academic organizations and biopharmaceutical companies with biobanks that are storing samples for research discovery through development now have a single software solution with the ability to view study, patient and consent management data that is linked to sample inventory audit trail tracking and storage data.


Branded as BioStudies within the ISIDOR platform, the product will be extended to include native integration with Brooks’ BioInsight sample intelligence dashboard tools as well as Brooks’ automated stores, instruments and consumables, giving customers a comprehensive and cohesive solution. It is expected that BioStudies will be commercially available in January 2017 and will be delivered to users either on premise, as a hosted application or as part of a service model encompassing physical sample management.

“We are truly excited to have extended our ISIDOR informatics platform to include BioStudies,” said Dusty Tenney, President of Brooks Life Science Systems. “Through our partnership with Interactive Software we can now provide global academic and biopharmaceutical research customers with a comprehensive and state-of-the-art technology solution that integrates sample inventory, consent, and storage automation data to support biobanking operations and enable the advancement of research initiatives.”


BioStudies leverages Interactive Software’s market-leading Achiever Medical solution, which has been deployed in many biobanks and research organizations with great success.

“Building an integrated biobanking informatics platform represents a fantastic opportunity for both Interactive Software and Brooks customers alike, we are delighted Brooks selected our proven Achiever Medical technology to support the new Brooks BioStudies solution,” said Tim Leek, Director at Interactive Software Ltd.

Mark Fish, General Manager of Brooks Life Science Informatics, added “The addition of BioStudies to our ISIDOR platform enables customers to reduce sample management costs and minimize study implementation time, providing out-of-the-box support for biobanking workflows, while maximizing the value of sample collections through connectivity to informed consent and other research data. We couldn’t have chosen a better partner than Interactive Software to have collaborated with on this project.”


About Brooks Life Science Systems:

Brooks Life Science Systems is a division of Brooks Automation, a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets, including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences.  Our company provides comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions including sample automation, cryogenics, consumables, compound and biological storage and flexible onsite or offsite sample storage models. With an expert team of sample management consultants, we deliver the highest quality management of research samples utilizing our industry-leading automation and cold-chain products, temperature-controlled storage facilities, global logistics services including our Relofleet® mobile biorepository, innovative sample bioprocessing solutions and our ISIDOR® transformational technology platform which integrates research samples and data.  Our products, services and technology solutions support hundreds of bioscience customers around the world including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. Visit us at


About Interactive Software Limited:

Interactive Software Limited is a long-established provider of specialist software solutions within selected markets. ISL’s customer base includes prestigious public and private sector organizations that rely on Achiever products to fulfil mission-critical functions.

The Achiever portfolio provides a toolkit approach to allow systems to develop in line with changing processes and user requirements. This delivers a powerful solution to users who require systems that are capable of evolving in line with their organizational needs. ISL’s Achiever Medical solution is a tried and tested application that has been designed in close collaboration with field-based researchers. The system supports compliance to standards relevant to Clinical Research with high commendation from external auditors. Ease of use and proven rapid implementation methodologies support Achiever Medical’s technical strengths.

Interactive Software Limited is based in Birmingham, England.