Posts Tagged 'precision medicine'
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
AACR 2022 Annual Meeting – Highlights and Future Goals
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…Read More
Why Is It Crucial to Have Ethnic Diversity in 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…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
Blood Cancers Overview – History, Advancements and Challenges
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…Read More
How Medical Professionals Support 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…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