For Personalized medicine:
The ability to determine individual's genetic profile from the banked samples and to use those biomarkers for disease diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of response to therapy is comprehensive personalized medicine.
Biobanks store human sources to extract stem cells, DNA now for the intended applications both for clinical and non-therapeutic uses along with sample data in the repository.
DNA can be extracted from saliva, blood, any tissue and cryopreserved in tact.
Although there are several sources of stem cells discovered, there are only two established non-invasive traditional discards/sources namely
- Umbilical Cord
At the time of delivery, Umbilical cord and the residual blood is collected at the theatre to process the stem cells in the lab for banking under controlled conditions. The milk teeth are collected at the dental clinics before they naturally fall off, to be processed in the lab for harvesting stem cells before banking. Pregnant women and kids aged between 5 and 11 years of the family are the donors of these sources from which Biolife has established the process to collect stem cells to bank today for the intended applications.
Biolife offers a secure system to store not just the samples but also sample data records of the donors and patients.