The Biobanking Space Is Attracting Investors and Media Interest

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 $220,000 from over 440 investors. The success of the crowdfunding campaign is a strong demonstration of the recognition the biobanking space is gaining as a key component for today’s…

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Medical Staff’s Role in Biospecimen Procurement

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 well-coordinated efforts of various players 1,2. This multiplayer nature of biobanking creates a certain degree of disconnection and often leaves the different parties with…

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What is Biobanking? An Overview of a Fast-Growing Field

Novel therapies are moving away from the “one size fits all” concept and are working towards a patient-tailored precision therapy approach 1. Since this transition relies on patient-derived biosamples, it has strongly reshaped the field of biobanking and biospecimens procurement 2,3. The importance of studying both liquid and solid human bioproducts lies within the samples’…

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How Patient-Derived Biospecimens Drive the Advancements of Biomedical Research?

Over the last years, the focus of biopharma has moved towards precision medicine and immunologic or genetic-based therapies. This transition requires a more in-depth understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying a given pathological condition. Ethically procured human biospecimens from patients with available clinical history and molecular data are an invaluable resource to biomedical…

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