In an urgent effort to develop a potential vaccine and medicine for COVID-19, a San Francisco drug company on Friday asked residents of Boston and five other US hot spots in the coronavirus epidemic to donate blood if they have recovered from the disease.
Biotech company needs your help with advance research. Vir Biotechnology is looking for patients in San Diego and Los Angeles counties who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood to help the company find better ways to diagnose and treat the infection.
With more than 40,000 ongoing global clinical trials, COVID-19 will cause immense delays with the advancement of research. For non-invasive biospecimen studies and clinical trials that require test subjects to visit hospitals or clinics for biospecimen collection, will the patients just stop showing up for collection?
Biobanks allow researchers to store and study human tissue for a variety of uses, including biomarker discovery, immunotherapy, and targeted treatment of diseases. To be useful, biobanks rely on the collection of samples, efficient isolation, production workflows, and sophisticated data mining tools to access the information and specimens once they’ve been collected and stored.