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Biospecimen Labeling & How it Will Help Your Lab Effectively Track Data

Proper biospecimen labeling in biorepositories, biobanking, or research labs is critical, especially when conducting clinical studies that link clinical data to biospecimen analysis. Confusing,...

Sharing Biospecimen Data: Legal & Ethical Considerations

There is a growing movement internationally to improve access to research data, as well as sharing biospecimen data stored by biobanks and biorepositories. Sharing...

The History and Function of Biobanks

Biorepositories are facilities that collect, process, store, and distribute biological samples to aid scientific research. There are a variety of different biorepositories, broken down...

Biobanks Aim to Accelerate Health Research in Quest to Treat & Cure Disease

Biobanks have become an essential tool in the fight to improve healthcare outcomes via basic and clinical research. They can be classified into two...

5 Ways to Protect Your Biobank’s Samples & Data When Disaster Strikes

Disasters can take many forms. Not every disaster is an earthquake or hurricane. Often, small floods, fires, temporary power outages, theft, and yes, even...

Frozen Assets: Securing Your Biobank’s Financial Sustainability

Biorepository and biobank sustainability can be a balancing act. It requires managing a biobank’s operational, social, and financial obligations to remain effective and competitive...

Seed Banks & the Evolution of Selective Plant Breeding

Plant breeding practices go back to the beginning of sedentary agriculture, dating back 9000 to 11000 years. As long as we have grown crops,...
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Biospecimen Labeling & How it Will Help Your Lab Effectively Track Data

Proper biospecimen labeling in biorepositories, biobanking, or research labs is critical, especially when conducting clinical studies that link clinical data to biospecimen analysis. Confusing,...

The History & Rise of Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer represents a major cause of death and an important barrier to increasing life expectancy in every country of the world. The earlier it...

Reading Between the Lines: The Ins & Outs of Barcode Grading

Updated in 2016, the international standard for barcode quality ensures that barcodes used by manufacturers and their customers meet rigorous testing criteria. So, how...

Using Specimen Tracking Systems in Histology/Pathology to Improve Efficiency

Pathology and histology labs process a large volume of specimens on a daily basis. These specimens need to be properly identified to ensure patients...