CLINICAL INVENTORY TRACKING AND SAMPLE MANAGEMENT FOR RESEARCH SITES

Prepared for every visit and confident in your sampling integrity
Slope streamlines site operations to reduce deviation and sampling risk across all trials.

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CENTRALIZED INVENTORY TRACKING AND REORDERING

Avoid deviations due to inventory issues

The Slope platform provides real-time visibility to inventory status, ensuring site staff are always prepared for patient visits, while also reducing waste and improving study compliance.
See how Slope has transformed Gabrail Cancer & Research Center’s inventory operations
Keep track of real-time inventory levels and upcoming expiry dates
Replenish your inventory based on items consumed
Reduce clinical supply waste across your site by up to 55%
Improve storage space utilization to eliminate storage overflow
Eliminate the runaround to find or create last-minute kits
Manage all of your clinical inventory
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Lab Kits
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IP / drug
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IP / devices
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Equipment
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Shippers
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Study materials
Graph showing that after 9 months of using Slope, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center was able to account for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc.) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.

Case Study

UPMC HCC successfully curtailed inventory chaos with Slope
After 9 months of using Slope, UPMC HCC accounted for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.
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Case Study

UPMC HCC successfully curtailed inventory chaos with Slope
After 9 months of using Slope, UPMC HCC accounted for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.
Read the case study
Graph showing that after 9 months of using Slope, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center was able to account for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc.) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.

CLINICAL & LAB VENDOR OPERATIONS AND BIOSPECIMEN DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Avoid mishandling and losing samples

Even the most conscientious staff member can misinterpret complex sample collection, processing, storage, and shipping instructions from dense, paper-based lab manuals — which can lead to protocol deviations, lost samples, unusable data, or patient dissatisfaction.
Slope prevents these errors by digitizing the lab manual specifications into study specific, software-guided workflows.
Manage complex aliquoting, processing steps, and storage schemes
Reduce lab queries with digital requisition forms and electronic shipping manifests
Comply with the latest versions of your protocol and lab manual
Alleviate the burden of re-training site staff on changes to sample processes

Platform Features

Your guide for sample collection, processing, storage, and shipping

SAMPLE JOURNEY IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Automatically capture sample data in an audit trail
Clinical researchers shouldn’t have to follow a broken trail to uncover the history of a sample.
Even months or years after a patient visit, all of the sample activity is tracked and stored in Slope — so you can access at any time to resolve queries or respond to an audit.
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Time-stamped audit trail

Slope and You Shall Find

Find the data you need for any query in seconds
Powerful search capabilities enable research sites to find anything in Slope with just a few keystrokes, enabling them to respond to EDC or lab queries and spend more time with their patients.
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4:51 PM
leto.atreides@lab
Hi Chani, can you please verify samples 451-004 and 451-020 were received?
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chani.fremen@site
Hey, Leto, here's the information you requested:
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You're lucky I have Slope, it makes it so much quicker and easier to respond to last-minute queries :)

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Slope is a game changer for our site. It allows us to track patient samples from collection to central lab delivery with ease. We can easily lookup by study, date, and study tubes that were sent and the location.
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Chief Operations Officer, Gabrail Cancer Center Research
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Case Study

UPMC HCC successfully curtailed inventory chaos with Slope
After 9 months of using Slope, UPMC HCC accounted for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.
Read the case study
Graph showing that after 9 months of using Slope, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center was able to account for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc.) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.

Case Study

NCI-Designated UPMC Cancer Center Successfully Curtails Inventory Chaos Using Slope
Leveraging a centralized, comprehensive inventory management platform at the NCI-designated UPMC Hillman Cancer Center translated to better accountability of lab kits, waste prevention, and more informed decision-making.

Case Study

Gabrail Cancer Center Streamlines Trials, Cuts Waste Using Slope’s Clinical Trial Execution Platform
Upgrading from disparate manual processes to a unified digital platform for managing inventory, Gabrail Cancer Center was able to reclaim hours of staff time each week, reduce lab kit waste by more than 20% across all of its studies, and enhance its collaboration with study stakeholders.
Our site receives and utilizes thousands of kits from our clinical trial sponsors. Slope allows us to organize our inventory by disease team, view our inventory anytime, any place, and quickly reorder low inventory. Supplying our sponsors with reports of current inventory is effortless with Slope.
Carolyn Lane
Clinical Research Laboratory Manager, Arizona Cancer Center
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Case Study

UPMC HCC successfully curtailed inventory chaos with Slope
After 9 months of using Slope, UPMC HCC accounted for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.
Read the case study
Graph showing that after 9 months of using Slope, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center was able to account for nearly all of their inventory (lab kits, etc.) across two of their disease centers, 93% and 100% respectively — up from just 32% and 53%.

White Paper

The Value of Turning a Static Lab Manual into Software-Guided Workflows
A site-centric clinical trial execution platform for managing inventory and biospecimens can dramatically improve compliance, efficiency, and visibility to the entire sample journey.

Blog

What Can Research Sites Do to Better Manage Multiple Clinical Trial Vendors & Systems?
We all know that it takes a village to run a clinical trial. But how does this impact research sites, who are on the front lines conducting patient visits, managing patient samples, and collecting important biospecimen data?
Slope is extremely easy to use, compounded by the fact that our designated solutions engineer did all of the legwork to get our site started in the system. I just hopped on a phone call with our representative, told him how our company is set up and how we would like to use Slope to meet our needs, and he took it from there. We are very happy with Slope!
Sarah Buccigross
Clinical Research Manager, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Slope?

Slope is a free solution that was built by and for site staff for inventory and sample management that streamlines their operations and reduces risk across every trial in their organization.

The platform makes it easy for sites to ensure that they always have the right lab kits — and other clinical inventory — on hand while automatically guiding, documenting, and tracking all sampling activity.

As a result, Slope minimizes the risks of protocol deviations and lost or mishandled samples caused by a dependency on paper and spreadsheets.

Is Slope really free for sites?

Yes! Slope is free for research sites for both inventory and sample management across all of their trials at their organization. Slope strongly believes that equipping sites with the tools they need to get their jobs done will benefit the entire industry, and especially patients.

If your organization is conducting Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs), Slope does offer advanced functionality such as system integrations and site-to-site connections and services at a cost. Contact Slope today to discuss how we can further support your needs.

How easy is Slope to set up?

If you are working with a sponsor that is contracted with Slope, the platform is already configured and ready for use for that study.

If you work at a site that is deploying Slope independently across all of your studies, set-up is quick and easy. Once you receive access to your Slope account, you can start registering your lab kits, other forms of clinical inventory (i.e. bulk supplies, IP, etc.), and patient samples in a matter of minutes.

Slope provides a tutorial that guides the set-up. However, if you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out to our support team for help.

What roles at sites would use Slope?

Anyone! Study coordinators and lab personnel are the most common research site users of the Slope platform, but other site personnel can also use Slope (i.e. nurses, phlebotomists, etc.), depending on the nature of your site’s process for managing clinical inventory, patient samples, and biospecimen data.

What training is involved? How often?

While Slope’s platform is intuitive and easy to use, we encourage new Slope users to read through our onboarding materials before using Slope. Current users will be informed of new features that may impact their work via in-app communications and email notifications. If you ever get stuck, our live support team offers in-app support and is ready to help Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm Eastern time.

Can I use Slope for all my trials?

Yes! Slope is a clinical inventory management and sample management solution that can be used to support any clinical trial at your research site, regardless of therapeutic area, trial sponsor, kitting vendor, and shipping destination.

What types of inventory can be tracked in Slope?

Slope is most commonly used to track lab kits, but it can also be used to track the on-hand quantities and physical locations of bulk supplies, sample additives/solutions, IP/drug, shippers/boxes, and study documents at your research site.

What happens after the study is completed? How do I get access to my data?

Site users can download Excel reports of inventory and sample data at any time. This data can be pulled by inventory/sample type, study, sponsor, or across your entire organization.

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