An internally sponsored IRB-approved observational clinical trial (BioCytics 0001) allows BioCytics clinical research staff to collect healthy donor and patient material for downstream laboratory Research Use Only (RUO). Quality control is performed and maintained for all collected biospecimens to keep the integrity and quality of each collection. All specimens are collected retrospectively or could be collected and shipped same day per request. Samples may also be accompanied by de-identified medical data, pathological report, and an NGS, if available, if needed. Please see our project-driven biobanking link to learn about what type of samples are offered.
HAL processing specialists employ both manual and automated controlled-rate freezing processes to ensure the proper preservation of biospecimens. In addition to extensive cryostorage space, specialists can also thaw both microtubes and bagged specimens using a best-in-class controlled-rate thawing device.