Next Generation Biobanking
Next Generation Biobanking
Sat Jul 12, 2014  8:00 - 9:00 AM 
Seven West


At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the the work flow for optimal procurement of biospecimens for future research.
  • Learn about the types of next generation ‘omic’ research supported by Biospecimen Sciences.
  • Understand the concept of personalized medicine.


Optimal procurement and deep molecular characterization of human biospecimens are key elements for developing precision medicine of the future. We review key elements of developing and implementing a high-quality, cutting-edge BioSpecimen Sciences Program. Using our established academic programme as a specific example, we focus on quality ofbiospecimen practice including research consent of patients, ultra-rapid biobanking, information technology, quality control measures, proficiency testing, and optimal preservation for downstream molecular analysis. We emphasize that Pathology is the central medical speciality of personalized medicine in the modern healthcare setting.