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Biospecimen Quality in Clinical Research

Abstract Biospecimens form an integral part of many clinical research studies. The production of valid clinical data sets depends largely upon the quality of biospecimens utilized in the study. Annotations of biospecimens help unveil information related to disease prognosis, diagnosis,...

How Safe Are Your Samples?

Plastic storage tubes are used in laboratories worldwide to store biological and chemical samples, the most typical resin used is Polypropylene. There are many types and grades of polypropylene that are selected either on cost, molding properties or specific...
Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human Diseases

Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human...

The term "biobank" refers to an organized collection of biological samples stored at low temperatures, donated by groups of people. Along with the information regarding donors, this tool serves as an invaluable and remarkable resource for research on genetic...

To Build, or to Buy? What Hospitals and Biotech Must Consider Before Pursuing a...

Sponsored content brought to you by Today, an up-to-date data management system is a must for any modern hospital or biotech company. The vast amounts of data and paperwork produced in traditional medical treatment, research, and development institutions, not to...
The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

Successful research depends on high-quality biospecimens. Many researchers rely on biobanks to supply fit-for-purpose samples to support their clinical, translational, and biomedical studies. Biobanks and biorepositories play a critical role in modern genomics research by providing scientists with high-quality...

Interview with Dr. Robert Hewitt, Biosample Hub

The pharmaceutical industry has the infrastructural and financial resources to bring novel drugs and vaccines into the clinic. It would greatly help expedite their timeline if they had access to biobanks at academic institutes, in order to better understand...
What is LIMS and How is It Changing Testing Labs

What is LIMS and How is It Changing Testing Labs

Laboratory Information Management System, aka LIMS, was initially designed to help track samples as they move through different laboratories around the world. However, this software has developed into the ultimate data management system for testing labs over the years....

Biobanking Knowledge and Practical Skills Delivered Through E-learning-based Master’s Program

Article contributed by Gabriele Hartl, Christine Mitchell, Tanja Macheiner, Brigitte Jaksa, Berthold Huppertz and Karine Sargsyan, at Medical University of Graz. Background With the development of modern biobanks, the need for multidisciplinary and qualified personnel has increased. Working in such an environment...

How the University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository Achieved CAP Accreditation with OpenSpecimen

Sponsored content brought to you by Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes - “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are...

3 Top Cloud-Based LIMS for Biobanks

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of Biobanking.com. A biobank is an entity that stores high-quality biospecimens along with their clinical data such as demographic information, personal...

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