Posts Tagged 'precision medicine'

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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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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How Medical Professionals Support Biobanking?

Overview of medical staff's role in biobanking

  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…

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How Biospecimens Support Biomarkers Development?

Biospecimens support cancer biomarkers discovery and use for the development of life-saving therapies.

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…

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The Biobanking Space Is Attracting Investors and Media

Biobanking is attracting investors and media interest, showcasing the increasing appreciation towards the field.

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…

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

An overview of the biobanking 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 Cancer Research Depends on Biospecimens?

This articlle lists the main advancements in the cancer research area dependent on biospecimens procurement.

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,…

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How Biospecimens Drive the Advancements of Biomedical Research?

Tumor tissue FFPEs are invaluable biospecimen samples for the advancement of biomedical research.

October 25, 2020 Biospecimens procured ethically from patients alongside clinical data are an invaluable resource to biomedical research. The importance of studying both liquid and solid human bioproducts lies within the samples’ individual characteristics and its direct impact on the current trends in biomedical research.   Although the field of oncology is leading the way…

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