OpenSpecimen is an open source biobanking/biorepository management software developed by Krishagni Solutions (India).
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An Open Source Biobanking Informatics Platform Developed by Krishagni Solutions (India)


OpenSpecimen (formerly known as caTissue Plus) is a Free & Open Source biobank/biospecimen management software. At the heart of OpenSpecimen is that “biospecimens without high quality data is of no value”. OpenSpecimen is used across the globe in some of the most respected biobanks of various sizes and diseases. OpenSpecimen streamlines management of biospecimens across collection, consent, QC, request and distribution. Finally, OpenSpecimen is highly configurable and customizable. E.g., adding a custom field or form can be done in minutes by a non-IT person.

Krishagni Solutions (India) actively develops newer versions of OpenSpecimen as well provides professional support. Support includes phone/email, data migration, customizations, integrations, training, and so forth.

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  • Planned and unplanned biospecimen collections
  • Storage and Inventory management
  • Role based user authentication and authorization
  • Participants and informed consents
  • Path reports
  • Clinical and pathology annotations
  • Specimen request and distribution
  • Shipping and tracking
  • Track specimen lifecycle events
  • Reports: Data query, Pivot table, Export as CSV, Scheduled reports
  • Custom fields and forms
  • Complete audit trial
  • Bulk Operation to upload CSV data
  • Token based specimen label generation
  • Barcode printing
  • Integration with clinical databases
  • Integration with instruments
  • Real time notifications

Upcoming features

  • Patient family relationships (family pedigree)
  • Invoicing
  • Tissue Microarray
  • Highly configurable user interface
  • Mobile and tablet apps

Online Resources

Website: Forums: Help: Email:


OpenSpecimen is released under BSD 3 Style license.

Contact Information

Project Lead: Srikanth Adiga Email: