Sample Identification

Discover solutions to persistent issues with sample collection and biorepository work

Application

Flaws in the identity and quality of biorepository specimens produce misleading experimental data that cost research labs millions of dollars in wasted resources, and in some cases to erroneous publications that damage reputations. Given the high price of research and the current funding challenges facing many laboratories, there is greater demand on biorepositories to ensure sample integrity. Yet the biobanking process is prone to error.

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Sample Identification

Flaws in the identity and quality of biorepository specimens produce misleading experimental data that cost research labs millions of dollars in wasted resources, and in some cases to erroneous publications that damage reputations. Given the high price of research and the current funding challenges facing many laboratories, there is greater demand on biorepositories to ensure sample integrity. Yet the biobanking process is prone to error.

Andrew Brooks, PhD

SNP Trace Lab Smarts

The chief operating officer of RUCDR Infinite Biologics at Rutgers University looks like he'd be just as comfortable on a Florida golf course as he is analyzing sample datasets. In truth, Andrew Brooks, PhD, is at ease given any opportunity to discuss the benefits of the work he and his team do to advance biobanking standards.

Continuing Evolution Biobanking

The Continuing Evolution of Biobanking

Now more than ever, scientists understand that diseases are population-specific. To support this research, biobanks must increase the variety and number of samples they store. Unfortunately, with more samples come more opportunities for sample identification errors.

Six Sample ID Experts on the State of Biobanking

Six Sample ID Experts on the State of Biobanking

The recent Mendelspod podcast series “Garbage In, Garbage Out: A New Look at Biospecimen Quality” was cosponsored by Fluidigm and provides an in-depth look at the dire state of biospecimen quality and the need for regulation and standardization.