Biobanking Learning Center
Biospecimens transform life science research
Hospitals, biopharmaceutical companies and academic researchers rely on biobanks and biorepositories for the most critical piece of the puzzle – biological samples and their associated data. Biobanks play an important role in enabling researchers to develop therapies for chronic diseases. Research institutions, hospitals and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have turned to biobanks as a key tool in the research of new treatments and the identification of disease biomarkers from the large cohorts of patients through the collection, storage, inventory, characterization and distribution of valuable samples.
Whether you’re managing the inventory of a freezer or an entire biorepository, Thermo Fisher Scientific has a solution to your biobank needs. Discover our virtual biobank, and see how we can help you with sample collection, preparation, storage, analysis and transport.
Exosomes, microvesicles, retrovirus-like particles and apoptotic bodies are extracellular vesicles that all cells secrete into extracellular space—and they could be a valuable fraction to biobank.
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The real value of biospecimens is the data they generate through techniques like genomic and proteomic analysis. The extensive amounts of data, results and reports need to be collated from a variety of these collaborating partners. Adding to the complexity, the timely and accurate flow of information is essential.
The success of a biobank project starts at the point of collection to ensure the quality of samples and establishing a robust sample information foundation. Our pledge is to simplify and improve the quality of the critical stages in the biobanking process to ensure successful downstream research of biological specimens.
A critical biobanking stage, preparation ensures that target sample components are ready for storage in an optimal format for downstream use. Our solutions support sample preparation ranging from extraction, fractionation, and aliquoting, while maintaining traceability from the point of collection at a range of throughput levels for biobanks at any scale.
Safe and secure storage is a non-negotiable part of the biobank workflow. We understand the dual importance of sample integrity and inventory management and offer a comprehensive, sample storage solution designed to protect your samples, track your inventory and provide peace of mind.
Maintaining integrity of your biospecimens at every point of transfer from collection to shipping/distribution is imperative to obtaining quality sample and associated data. The right logistics plan, climate, transport containers, and chain-of-custody as well as the type of samples and their intended use are vital to regulating sample temperature during transportation.