Biobanking

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How reliable are your samples?

Have you ever been in a situation where you prepared every necessary reagent for your experiment in the proper way, diligently performed every protocol step, and still ended up with background signals or even no signals in your gels, plots and blots? Have you conducted the experiment again while troubleshooting various components, but never found an answer? Wait – did you… Read article →


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QIAcube – Your most dependable companion in the lab!

Ever since I stepped into the lab, it became evident to me that sample purification holds vital importance, significantly contributing to the success of one’s research. The process of nucleic acid extraction and purification was once considered to be complicated, time-consuming, labor-intensive and limited, in terms of overall throughput. With today’s introduction of unique purification… Read article →


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Considerations for choosing the right sample disruption method

Workdays can sometimes seem very long when you have to use mortar and pestle in the lab to disrupt your samples. And sample disruption can be particularly tedious, time-consuming and prone to cross-contamination when having to process a number of different samples at the same time. Although mortar and pestle are still being used today… Read article →


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The Bioscientist Webinar Festival – a pool of educational content

Here at QIAGEN, one of our main aims is to provide you with excellent, actionable resources that will support you in your research and experiments. As a result, we create content on a regular basis that can help you gain insights into important topics of scientific and specialized interest. As part of this ongoing effort,… Read article →


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Challenges in sharing biobanking data

As the field of biobanking expands, the ability to share data between biobanks is becoming more crucial and commonplace. Sharing data can kindle innovation by allowing for greater aggregation of information and insights. It can also create greater access around the world to samples, stimulating growth of biobanks in developing countries. However, open exchange of… Read article →