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Biorepository and Specimen Acquisition System

A Biorepository will be established to collect, process, and distribute viable research specimens for future analysis. Samples of human DNA, RNA, serum, plasma, urine, tissue, and cells will be maintained in a suitable environment to support a wide variety of research projects. Many of the operations will be performed by robotic automation in order to avoid processing and handling errors. Access to specimen information pre- and post-analysis will be provided by a secure centralized network system with various levels of admission to assure complete participant confidentiality.

Specimen Acquisition System

  • Assist in specimen procurement, processing, and handling
  • Maintain specimen database and Bioinformatic support
  • Function as a resource of specimen collection protocols to facilitate research
  • Work with the IRB and aid in initial protocol review and identity protection
    • Collaborate with Stony Brook (GCRC)
    • Serving the LIHN