Overcoming Natural and Socio-Economic Challenges in Biobanking

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Biobanking has become an integral part of biomedical research. The future of precision medicine depends on high-quality specimens and, therefore, an adequate specimen collection design. At Audubon Bioscience, we prospectively procure high-quality biospecimens from diverse populations for cutting-edge private and academic translational research, mainly in the field of cancer biology. Biospecimen procurement, processing, storage, and…

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How Customized Biospecimen Collections Support Biomarkers Research?

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While biospecimens have convincingly gained their place as key building blocks for the advancement of biomedical research, their full potential, collections design, and regulatory requirements are often not well understood. As the sophistication of biopharmaceutical research and progress are constantly increasing, so is the complexity of biosamples collection projects. Here we present our analysis on…

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Perspectives on Biobanking: Current Challenges and Future Directions

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Biospecimens are steadily gaining the attention of the research and medical communities. But while indispensable for the advancement of modern biomedical research, their use comes with several ethical, technical, and regulatory challenges. Tackling those persistent issues and risks requires a good understanding of the nature and purpose of biospecimen procurement which in many scenariosis is…

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AACR 2022 Annual Meeting – Highlights and Future Goals

Overview of AACR 2022 Annual Meeting

The American Association for Cancer Research AACR 2022 Annual Meeting is one of the most significant events in cancer research. The conference brings together scientists and clinicians who share their experiences, collaborate, and set new goals and objectives to advance our understanding of cancer mechanisms and find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat this…

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Why Is It Crucial to Have Ethnic Diversity in Biospecimen Collections?

Ethnic diversity is crucial for biospecimen collections

Precision medicine is all about understanding and approaching the uniqueness of each patient. We know that individuals from the same geographical population or ethnic origin share common genetic features leading to differences in the response, efficiency, and safety of drugs and therapies among different populations. Therefore, the discovery and development of personalized treatments require analysing…

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Cell Lines Versus Primary Cells as In Vitro Disease Models – An Overview

Cell lines and primary cells as in vitro disease models.

For decades, research labs around the world have been using cancer cell lines as the in vitro disease model of choice. And while biomedical and biopharma research have accomplished impressive achievements and provided a plethora of new insights into disease mechanisms and innovative treatments, they also outlined the persistent challenges and limitations translational research is…

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Biospecimens in Personalized Medicine – from Promise to Reality

Biospecimens are crucial for turning personalized medicine's promise into a reality

Biospecimens in personalized medicine are a cornerstone for its future development and establishment as a real-life clinical practice. And yet, the crucial role of biosamples and the process of their ethical collection are not well understood. As a biospecimen provider, we consider it part of our mission to educate and raise awareness on this topic.  …

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Plasma Matched Biosample Sets – a Key Component of Audubon’s 2020 Collections

lasma emerges as a key component of matched biosample sets in our 2020 biospecimen collections.

Based on our yearly analysis of collection requests and projects, we noticed that plasma matched biosample sets were a considerable part of our work over the last year.  At Audubon Bioscience, we work closely with our scientific partners to provide a personalized relationship by having specific collection methods based on their research needs, ensuring quality…

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Blood Cancers Overview – History, Advancements and Challenges

This is an overview of blood cancers aiming to raise awareness on the risk factors and early symptoms.

Every September, the world marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This year, Audubon Bioscience joined the initiative and its efforts to inform patients about this variable group of malignant pathologies.  We support the campaign with this article, which briefly overviews the different types of blood cancers, the most common risk factors, and symptoms, allowing for early…

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Fresh Cancer Tissue Samples – Applications in Biomedical Research

Fresh cancer tissue samples are becoming a leading biospecimen for innovative biomedical research.

Today, an important research segment of cancer research is interested in fresh cancer tissue samples to extract a particular cell type or molecule or to test the effects of a particular drug or innovative therapy. This biospecimen type offers a mutitude of applications for the most innovative stuidies and projects.  Before researchers delved into the in…

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