Collaborate to consolidate your sample collections.
The amount of samples in freezers, fridges, and nitrogen tanks is escalating every year – and the biobanks that house them are also increasing in both number and size. Quality samples for research and precision medicine are driving this demand.
So, what’s a researcher to do?
One solution: Purchase more freezers and laboratory space. But budgets and spend make this challenging.
A second option: Outsource biosample storage to dedicated businesses. But these solutions are not always economical.
This is where sample consolidation comes in. Because merging collections helps with storage space issues AND ensures lasting room for growth – which is especially important in the research arena.
Successful sample consolidation efforts must include excellent tracking and accessible metadata for each biospecimen. Consequently, consolidation only makes sense in an infrastructure that allows this information to be easily harvested and updated.
The more information that can be reliably attributed to any given biomaterial and storage unit, the more efficiently sample consolidation can be performed.
Several Brooks Life Sciences sample management solutions can help with this.
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