Live webinar – overcoming challenges of FFPE samples


Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections are valuable sample sources for biomedical research. FFPE technique preserves the morphology and cellular details of the tissues for long periods. This technique also allows storage of tissue samples at ambient temperatures, which translates to convenience and cost-effectiveness. FFPE tissues likely represent the most common source of archived biological material.

These undeniable advantages come with some challenges. To obtain high-quality nucleic acids from FFPE samples, careful handling of samples before, during and after fixation and embedding is necessary. Researchers working with FFPE tissue samples are well aware that optimizing each step of the molecular analysis workflow is extremely important. Failing to get optimal results from FFPE samples has irrevocable consequences as these samples are not only challenging starting material but also limited in supply.

In this upcoming webinar, Dr. Andreas Hecker, Global Product Manager for the RNA product portfolio at QIAGEN, will discuss critical factors for successful molecular analysis of FFPE tissue samples. He will also talk about ways to increase the accuracy of your results and simplify your everyday lab work with dedicated products for FFPE samples.

Webinar information:

Title: Challenges of FFPE samples – an introduction

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. CET)

Join our live webinar and take the opportunity to get your questions about FFPE samples answered by Dr. Andreas Hecker.

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Anita Lis

Anita Lis, B.Sc, M.Sc, is a Junior Global Market Manager at QIAGEN. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biotechnology at the Rzeszow University of Technology. Anita joined QIAGEN in 2018 and she is involved in supporting projects in Life Science business area. Before joining QIAGEN, Anita worked as a Senior Medical Billing Specialist for an Irish company specialized in providing medical billing services to customers throughout Ireland and the UK.

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