Posts Tagged 'precision medicine'

Standardized Preanalytical Coding (SPREC) in Tissue Biobanking

Tissue biobanking involves the collection, processing, storage, and study of biospecimens, such as human biofluids and solid tissue samples1. High biospecimen quality and collection of relevant patient data allow researchers and clinicians to tailor a personalized treatment for a given patient. Furthermore, biobanking allows researchers to assess differences by race and ethnicity for the patient…

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ISBER 2023 Annual Meeting Summary and Highlights

ISBER 2023 Annual Meeting Hybrid Summary from Audubon Bioscience

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) recently concluded its highly anticipated 2023 annual meeting themed, Come As You Are: Building Biobanking Bridges. This prestigious gathering brought together experts and professionals from the field of biological and environmental repositories to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and explore the latest advancements in biobanking and…

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AACR 2023 Annual Meeting Summary Report and Highlights

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held its 2023 Annual Meeting themed, Advancing The Frontiers of Cancer Science and Medicine, from April 14 – 19 in Orlando, Florida, and it was a resounding success. Our Audubon Bioscience conference team was honored to exhibit for the second time in a row at this meeting and…

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Overcoming Natural and Socio-Economic Challenges in Biobanking

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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…

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How Customized Biospecimen Procurement Support Biomarkers Research?

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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 customized biospecimen procurement projects. Here we present our analysis…

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Perspectives on Biobanking: Current Challenges and Future Directions

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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…

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AACR 2022 Annual Meeting – Highlights and Future Goals

Overview of AACR 2022 Annual Meeting

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…

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Why Is It Crucial to Have Ethnic Diversity in Biospecimen Collections?

Ethnic diversity is crucial for 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…

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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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