How to standardize tissue sample storage

The validity of the data of a research project depends on the quality of the tissue samples. Therefore, it’s important that a tissue storage facility preserves the quality of its samples. Variations in tissue sample storage conditions will lead to variations in the quality and characteristics of the tissue samples. To prevent quality alterations, strict … Continue reading How to standardize tissue sample storage

3 ways to improve tissue storage efficiency

Tissue sample acquisition, preparation and assessment are time and resource intensive processes. It is hard to save costs and time during these processes without compromising the quality of the sample. With tissue sample storage it is however possible to save resources without altering the quality of the sample. The storage of frozen tissue samples can … Continue reading 3 ways to improve tissue storage efficiency

Considering tissue sample and tube size for safe preservation

A common belief is that the bigger the tissue sample the better, however it does depend on the end-use. For example for -omics research, it does not matter whether the tissue morphology is destroyed. However, storing a large piece of tissue for -omics applications is wasteful considering the high Dollar/research value of the specimen and … Continue reading Considering tissue sample and tube size for safe preservation

The importance of biopsy traceability

There are many reasons to use laser etched 2D coded tubes for the complete traceability of fresh frozen tissue samples. For example, 2D codes can prevent mislabeling and minimize the risk of the identification being separated from the sample. Also, 2D codes enable automated handling and storage; saving time and limiting human errors. The most … Continue reading The importance of biopsy traceability

Standardization in fresh frozen tissue banking

Currently, sample collection, handling and storage procedures in a fluid-based biobank can be easily standardized and automated. The samples can be collected almost everywhere and there is no need for a specialist doing the sample handling. The sample comes in a single form (i.e. fluid), so these biobanks can make use of standard and organized … Continue reading Standardization in fresh frozen tissue banking