How To Ensure Sustainability Of Biorepositories

Modern translational and biomedical research rapidly depends on data that can only be obtained from large collections of biosamples. Organic warehouses accelerate this research dramatically because scientists don't have to spend a lot of time and money collecting, curating, storing, and maintaining the required human tissue, cells, or DNA samples. 

As a result, the 'importance of the biorepository is widely recognized in the scientific community' and a large number of such facilities are currently operating in both academic and industrial environments. However, these biorepositories typically provide services that cannot be easily quantified in monetary terms. 

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A biorepository is very diverse and can differ in organizational structure, size and purpose. However, almost all of these institutions face challenges in three main areas: first, governance, privacy, and obtaining approval from all human donors; second, standardization of sample delivery and storage; and third, and perhaps most importantly, resilience. 

After all, apart from a solid business plan and excellent customer relations, the availability of high-quality, well-organized, and well-documented bioassays is the third determining parameter for sustainable organic storage. It should be noted that annotating any bioassay with accurate and comprehensive metadata is as important as sample quality and availability. 

Therefore, sample management systems, software, and tracking systems are recognized as critical components of the infrastructure of an organic storage facility, which is essential for the customer's benefit and thus for the sustainability of the facility.