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Stained tissue sections in front of a microscope

May 5, 2021  |   5 min read

Preserved human solid tissue comes in two forms – Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) or snap-frozen. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and choosing one over the other depends on the study's needs and methodology. Here, we will discuss and compare the characteristics of these two techniques and the downstream applications they are most appropriate for.

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    April 21, 2021   |   6 min read

    Human biospecimen collection is crucial for the advancement of clinical research and the fast delivery of "bedside" solutions to patients. Peripheral blood and its precious sub-components are gaining growing attention from the biomedical research field. Here, we will highlight some of the key good practices to follow when planning your blood collection study according to the analyte of interest.

    Tags:  biospecimens procurement, blood sample, blood sample processing, good practices,

    March 31, 2021   |   6 min read

    Today, the continuously growing private sector provides the needed Human Biological Specimens (HBS) to all public and private research groups. However, HBS collection remains a complicated procedure. In this article, we take a look at the key points to consider when choosing the right HBS Provider to secure your research project's success.  

    Tags:  biomedical research, biospecimens, human biospecimen provider, procurement,