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Partners in Biomarker Research
As genomic research into the causes and treatments of disease moves rapidly into the era of personalized medicine, an increasing number of biomedical studies are based on identifying "biomarkers" that will aid in the rapid and efficient prediction of susceptibility, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease tailored to an individual.
Although the term biomarker is a relatively recent development, Coriell Institute has been involved in the banking of valuable samples for biomarker studies since 2000. The Institute began storing plasma samples at ultra-low temperatures (-80 o C) for individual investigators, but now the collections number thousands of samples which are routinely distributed for biomarker studies.
Today, the range of samples stored at Coriell has expanded to include plasma, serum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), RNA and DNA from fresh whole blood samples, and saliva – as can be seen below alongside the number of individual specimen available at Coriell.
Sample Type Number of Samples
Cerebrospinal Fluid 19,304
Whole Blood 45,534
Key Biomarker Research Services at Coriell