February 19, 2024 | 9 min read
Biobanking is playing a pivotal role in advancing molecular diagnostics and drug discovery. Although biospecimen procurement processes provide invaluable insights for scientists, the full potential of biobanking still has yet to be realized. Challenges such as ethical and legal issues, technical limitations, and financial constraints need to be addressed.
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January 4, 2024 | 7 min read
Despite its importance, the process of biobanking, particularly prospective biospecimen collection, has been fraught with several challenges, including difficulties with sample quality, collection, and storage. This article provides a comprehensive guide on modern sample collection that will serve as a practical reference for researchers and professionals hoping to successfully navigate the biospecimen collection process.
November 15, 2023 | 9 min read
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues can play a transformative role in preventive genomics and precision medicine. Analysis of DNA and RNA are central to our understanding of disease and disease risk. With FFPE tissues, these biomolecules (and other essential characteristics) are available for scientists to study.