Standardized and Documented Protocols for Enhanced Tissue Banking Procedures
Over the past decade or so, it has become clear that the great majority of biospecimens stored in the world’s biorepositories may not be suitable for the state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other bioanalytical technologies used today to search for cancer-related biomarkers.
The irreproducibility of many reported biomarkers is due, at least in part, to the fact that the biospecimens utilized are often procured using different collection, processing and storage techniques.
To overcome some of these difficulties, Milestone has developed FlashFREEZE, which standardizes the flash-freezing processing step for biospecimens. With FlashFREEZE, it is now possible to carry out evidence-based freezing protocols on biospecimens with the full documentation needed for QA purposes.