CryoXtract Blog

Significantly Decrease the Bioanalytical Impact of Analyte Degradation in Thawed Biological Samples

Posted by Graham Long on Feb 22, 2016 2:25:24 PM

Degradation of molecules in thawed biological samples is one of the biggest challenges for all bioanalytical laboratories. During the January SLAS conference in San Diego, CA, CryoXtract was nominated for an innovation award based on a study of the use of frozen aliquotting for the bioanalysis of labile compounds (found here). During a podium presentation, authors Glenn Smith and Joe Fraone outlined the results of the collaborative study with GlaxoSmithKline.

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Topics: Sample Integrity, biospecimens

In the Media: Careful Sample Handling Critical for Biobanks

Posted by Joe Fraone on Jun 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

An article appearing in R and D Magazine (found hereechoes CryoXtract’s call for careful and consistent procedures for sample handling and maintenance at biobanks. Without thoughtful attention to process and temperature controls, sample integrity can be compromised which can negatively impact critical research in the life sciences field.

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Topics: Sample Integrity, biobanking

Listen to the Audio: Interview with Dee McGarvey, Director, CHTN Eastern Division, University of PA

Posted by Larry Chin on May 23, 2014 9:11:00 AM

The following are indexed audio files of the full interview between Larry Chin, Vice President of Business Development at CryoXtract, and Dee McGarvey, Director, CHTN Eastern Division, University of Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Sample Integrity, ISBER, legacysamples, biobanks, biobanking

Biobanking Industry’s Growing IT Demands Must Be Addressed as Part of Best Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Research Samples: Interview with CHTN’s Dee McGarvey

Posted by Larry Chin on May 19, 2014 1:38:32 PM


DeeShotsThe biobanking industry needs to address growing information technology demands in order to be able to execute on best practices for research now and in the future, said Dee McGarvey, Director, CHTN Eastern Division, University of Pennsylvania, in an interview.

Biobank databases, for example, need to be comprehensive enough to hold large amounts of information and at the same time provide flexibility so that they can connect with a variety of complementary information systems. As the systems are designed and implemented, of primary concern is ensuring security since Patient Health Information (PHI) is involved.

“That’s probably one of the biggest issues that biobanks are working with right now,” McGarvey said. "How do you manage to keep the databases open so we can use them and access them and they can interact with all the other systems? How can we work within this framework and at the same time, maintain the security?”

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Topics: Sample Integrity, ISBER, biobanking, frozen aliquotting, CHTN

The Effects of Temperature as a Pre-Analytical Variable on Sample Stability

Posted by Larry Chin on Apr 25, 2014 7:35:00 PM

Press summary of a white paper published by Bluechiip Ltd.  To obtain a copy, click here

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Topics: Temperature, Sample Integrity