Taking a Holistic Approach to Sample Management and Sample Processing for Your Clinical Trial
Patient samples have always been critical assets for clinical trial success. In this era of precision medicine, in which researchers seek to tailor treatments on the basis of a specific patient’s biomarker profile or disease characteristics, sample management has become even more important and valuable. It is critical to ensure that clinical samples collected during a trial constitute a robust sample set that can be used for elucidating mechanism of action, stratifying patients, and monitoring response to treatment. Consequently, having a plan to ensure sample quality, minimize processing time post-blood draw, and manage logistics is crucial for optimizing the accuracy and integrity of clinical trial data.
Choosing the Right Partner: Special Sample Needs For In Vitro Diagnostics
Is a sample just a sample? You’d be surprised. Karen Richards, vice president, In Vitro Diagnostics and Quality, discusses the importance of sample collection and many of the sample source and trial design challenges facing in vitro diagnostics innovator.