Posts Tagged 'biospecimens'
The Tumor Microenvironment (TME) is the complex, heterogeneous cellular environment surrounding a tumor. The TME contains immune and inflammatory cells, blood vessels, fibroblasts and myofibroblasts, extracellular matrix (ECM), and a vast array of signaling molecules 1. The dynamic interactions between tumor cells and the TME largely determine whether the primary tumor metastasizes (develops secondary…Read More
Medical professionals support biobanking by identifying, informing, and protecting the patients willing to donate biosamples to research. Biospecimen procurement relies strongly on all medical staff involved in the process of patient engagement and correct biosample collection. It is therefore, extremely important to understand, appreciate and raise awareness of the importance medical professionals have in…Read More
The term peripheral blood corresponds to all the blood circulating through the body’s blood vessel system and not concentrated within a specific organ (e.g. liver, spleen). Peripheral blood processing and analysis is a routine in clinical practice. However, the increasing number of translational research and life-saving therapies based on blood analysis, biobanking manipulation, and transfusion…Read More
The growing diversity in biobanking solutions does not necessarily imply that the process is problem-free. On the contrary, human biological specimen (HBS) collection remains a complicated procedure during which it is crucial to be aware how to choose a trustworthy biospecimen provider. The vast majority of innovative drugs and therapies depend on real-life evidence…Read More
March 16, 2021 Over the last two decades, oncology research has achieved outstanding results in the way we understand and approach the multifaceted nature of cancer. From immuno-oncology at the forefront to targeted therapies and biomarkers identification, novel therapeutic multiplicity is impressive. Despite their diversification, these therapies have few crucial commonalities: they are targeted, personalized,…Read More
December 2, 2020 How to choose the right biospecimen is a critical question upfront of every biospecimen collection project. Taking the time to answer it can prevent both time and financial losses and guarantee the success of your study. It is important to select the type and format that best fits your project’s final goals. The…Read More