In a research article published in the January issue of BioPreservation and Biobanking, researchers investigated the ability of CryoXtract’s CXT 350 Frozen Sample Aliquotter to take multiple targeted cores from a single tissue or fecal biospecimen without thawing. Frozen aliquotting preserved both the highly valuable parent sample and the frozen aliquots. Once integrated into a laboratory workflow, the authors state that the CXT 350 can positively impact and maintain biospecimen quality for research.
A May 8th article on the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg's blog, found here, discusses the organization’s approach to the preservation of sample quality. The group’s focus on biospecimen research helps to outline the connection between pre-analytical variables and downstream analysis. The article also outlines IBBL research projects on the stability of miRNAs and cerebrospinal fluid for biomarker research.