Chapter 16. Biomaterial LIMS

Table of Contents

16.1. Biosources
16.2. Samples
16.2.1. Create sample
16.2.2. Sample properties
16.2.3. Sample parents
16.3. Extracts
16.3.1. Create extract
16.3.2. Extract properties
16.3.3. Extract parents
16.4. Tags
16.5. Bioplates
16.5.1. Bioplate properties
16.5.2. Biowells
16.5.3. Bioplate types
16.5.4. Bioplate events
The place-on-plate event
The move biomaterials event
The create child plate event
16.6. Physical bioassays
16.6.1. Create physical bioassays
16.6.2. Bioassay properties
16.6.3. Parent extracts

The generic term biomaterial refers to any biological material used in an experiment. Biomaterial is divided in three main components, biosources, samples and extracts. The biomaterials can then be subclassified further by the use of subtypes (see Chapter 12, Item subtypes). BASE has, for example, defined two extracts subtypes: Labeled extract (used in microarray experiments) and Library (used in sequencing experiments). The order used in presenting those entities is not innocuous as it represents the sequence of transformation a source material undergoes until it is in a state compatible for further exeperimental processing. This progression is actually mimicked in the BASE Biomaterial LIMS menu again to insist on this natural progression.

BASE allows users to create any of the these entities fairly freely, however it is expected that users will follow the natural path of the laboratory workflow.