Mayo Clinic selects iSpecimen to facilitate biobank data, trials

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Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in Rochester, Minn., has selected iSpecimen to connect biomedical researchers with the samples and data held in the center's biobank for studies.

The Cancer/Normal Serum Biobank holds approximately 130,000 frozen vials of serum from 17,000 consenting patients. The samples were collected between 1975 and 1990.

"Despite holding thousands of sought-after samples, the biorepository is underutilized by external researchers," said Stephen Thibodeau, PhD, director of the biorepositories program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. "iSpecimen presented an opportunity for us to work with them to efficiently move these specimens into the hands of many more scientists studying cancer and related conditions."

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