What’s with all this talk about biobanks?
Why is Biobanking so important?
The biobanking of samples is vital to the development of treatments and cures for all diseases that affect humans, animals, and plants. Biobanking even helps understand diseases of insects and microorganisms that ultimately affect the ecological balance of the planet.
Biobanks store the clinical samples necessary to determine the genes, proteins and pathways involved in diseases.
Biobanks store clinical trial samples used to determine if a vaccine or drug is a viable treatment option.
Biobanks store ecological and environmental samples to mine for future drug development. These samples also demonstrate changes in the environment over time, which can lead to understanding the cause of new diseases or outbreaks.
Thus, biobanks are key to our future. For this reason, Time Magazine listed the biobanking of samples as one of the top ten ideas changing the world in 2009.
Here at the CryoFeed, we understand the importance of biobanks, and want to help those involved find solutions to their problems, answer questions that everyone has but never seems to think about until it’s too late and offer unique insights into factors that affect sample storage and down-stream testing.
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