Posts Tagged: samples

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Critical factors for successful molecular analysis of FFPE samples

Formalin fixation and paraffin embedding (FFPE) can impair the quality of nucleic acids obtained from tissue samples. The molecular analysis of FFPE samples is negatively affected by the low quality of analytes from FFPE samples. Taking this into consideration is important when performing successful molecular analyses. In this post, we’ll discuss how FFPE affects RNA… Read article →


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Handle with care: maintaining blood samples in storage

Anyone who’s worked in a lab has likely done housekeeping on the -20°C and -80°C freezers. Carefully processing and storing samples for future use, then sorting through the frozen boxes a few years later to decide which to discard and replaced with newer ones is a perpetual cycle. Whether your biobank is in a small… Read article →


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The vault of biological information, aka biobanking

Vaults were invented to keep valuable items safe and secure, guarding against theft and damage. In the world of biological research, the types of valuables and the threats against them are very different, but the need to store them safely for future use is the same. Biological vaults are called biobanks, and they’re repositories for… Read article →