Author: Shonali Paul
Journal: Technology Networks, February 25, 2021
Abstract: This year, more than ever, has underscored the critical services that biobanks provide to biomedical researchers and other scientists. Biobanks are complex operations that manage thousands, or even millions, of biological samples and associated data required for scientific research.
Biobanks face many challenges
Most biobanks face the logistical nightmare of needing to collect, transport, process, store and ship samples from many different sources to scientists in various locations. All samples and data must be kept safe and secure throughout this entire process. Moreover, biobank staff must manage their own safety when dealing with biological materials and chemical hazards, such as liquid nitrogen.