Posts Tagged 'biospecimens procurement'
Overcoming Natural and Socio-Economic Challenges in Biobanking
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…Read More
How Customized Biospecimen Collections Support Biomarkers Research?
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…Read More
Perspectives on Biobanking: Current Challenges and Future Directions
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…Read More
Cell Lines Versus Primary Cells as In Vitro Disease Models – An Overview
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…Read More
Biospecimens in Personalized Medicine – from Promise to 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. …Read More
Plasma Matched Biosample Sets – a Key Component of Audubon’s 2020 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…Read More
Fresh Cancer Tissue Samples – Applications in 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…Read More
How Biospecimens Support Biomarkers Development?
One of the main applications of human-derived biosamples in biomedical research is in the discovery and validation of new biomarkers. This is especially true for the oncology field, where biospecimens support biomarkers development from the discovery stage through validation, and ultimately during implementation into diagnostics and choice of targeted therapy by providing scientists and clinicians…Read More
The Biobanking Space Is Attracting Investors and Media
The observation that biobanking is attracting investors and media attention strongly confirms the critical role of the field in the modern biotech and biopharma industries and global healthcare advancements. In about three and half months after launching a crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures.com, an Austin, TX-based online equity crowdfunding platform, investments in Audubon Bioscience total nearly…Read More
Medical Staff’s Role in Biospecimen Procurement
Medical staff’s role in biospecimen procurement is a key factor for the development and conduct of this field. Yet, it often ramains largely misread. Biospecimens are being largely recognized as a crucial element for developing biomarker-based, targeted therapies and diagnostics. While essential to biomedical research advancement, biospecimen procurement is also a complex process involving the…Read More