Transition from Service-Oriented to Integrated Biobanking to Better Support Precision Medicine

The role of independent biorepositories hired to support biobanking projects can be that of a vendor, rather than an integrated member of the research team. This segmented approach can be an impediment to achieving high-quality, well-annotated biospecimens. Controlling pre-analytical variability and enforcing standardization when biobanking occurs at multiple sites can be a challenge.

The California Teacher Study (CTS), a prospective study of 133,479 women, and Fisher BioServices have implemented an integrated approach to improve efficiency and maintain standardization and biospecimen quality in large-scale biobanking.

This integrated, collaborative approach, plus real-time reporting, has essentially eliminated pre-analytical variability in the biobanked samples.

Download your free copy of this InfoPoster to learn more about the methods and results of this process!

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