In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to maintain specimen integrity when storing tissues, blood and cells.
  • How to store and retrieve specimens from a biobank.
  • Special considerations for preparing formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues for storage.

Abstract:

Biobanks, or biorepositories, store biological samples that are critical for research in the biomedical fields. Samples from biobanks have been used for genomics research, investigations into the development of personalized medicine, and treatment of diseases.

After obtaining precious specimens, it is important to not only store them for easy retrieval, but is also vital to treat the samples so there are no complications for downstream uses. Tissues, blood, and cells all have unique requirements for maintaining specimen integrity.

Additionally, some tissues are processed prior to storage. This includes formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. This processing presents different challenges to maintaining the tissue integrity and viability for later use.

In this webinar, we will discuss the technology, storage and retrieve specimens—including FFPE specimens, and critical factors involved in biobanking.