Area of Interest Sample Id and Quality Control Sample ID and Quality Control with Microfluidics

Sample Identification 

Confidently track samples and assess quality using automated microfluidics 

Sample identity and the integrity of genomic data are critical for execution of superior research. Particularly with complex multiphase studies, aliquots from a single specimen may be shared among researchers within a laboratory or with external collaborators and service providers. From high-throughput genomics centers to biorepositories or centralized cell line banks, ensuring accurate sample tracking and quality from acquisition through data reporting is a universally recognized priority. 

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Implementing a standard genotyping workflow to confirm the identity and quality of each sample before analysis represents an ideal solution to maximize the integrity of study results. 

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The Indiana University Genetics Biobank (IUGB) at the Indiana University School of Medicine is a high-throughput biobanking facility that supports numerous research programs. In this on-demand webinar, Kelly Nudelman describes the IUGB biobanking pipeline and how they have implemented sample tracking and quality checks in their workflows. 

Kelly Nudelman 
Indiana University School of Medicine 
Indiana University Genetics Biobank 

In this on-demand webinar, Jianhong Hu shares the details of how the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at the Baylor College of Medicine has implemented SNP Trace™ as part of its NGS workflow. Then in the same webinar learn more about the Advanta™ Sample ID Genotyping Panel from Luke Stewart, Senior Field Applications Manager at Fluidigm. 

Jianhong Hu 
Listen to Jianhong Hu, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine 
Human Genome Sequencing Center 

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 lead 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. Sample identity and the integrity of genomic data are critical for execution of superior research. Particularly with complex multiphase studies, aliquots from a single specimen may be shared among researchers within a laboratory or with external collaborators and service providers. From high-throughput genomics centers to biorepositories or centralized cell line banks, ensuring accurate sample tracking and quality from acquisition through data reporting is a universally recognized priority.  

During this live webinar, we will detail the Advanta™ Sample ID Genotyping Panel, a 96-SNP genotyping assay that enables sample identification and quality assessment. Leveraging Fluidigm microfluidic technology, the Advanta Sample ID Genotyping Panel workflow offers a number of additional benefits to sample identification, including decreased hands-on time and significant cost savings compared to traditional qPCR methods. 

Luke Stewart 
Listen to Luke Stewart 
Senior Manager, Field Applications 
Fluidigm 

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