The Bioprocessing Laboratory integrates clinical and laboratory activities through full specimen lifecycle management.
The Bioprocessing Laboratory and Trial Logistics Support Group partners with intramural and extramural investigators to translate clinical workflows into practical specimen collection, processing, and storage procedures. These procedures result in high-quality, well-annotated specimens suitable for their primary purpose and as bioresource collections for future research.
The laboratory specializes in multi-institutional collections for large groups of participants, providing standardization of methods, normalization of data, and continuity for trials and studies that last for years or decades. This specimen collection, transport, receiving, processing, storage and post-storage distributions is full life-cycle management.
We also generate quality control material for clinical projects, pooling and blinding study specimens, or generating reference sets from blinded study specimens. Moreover, the laboratory works closely with the Frederick National Laboratory Research Donor Program to create normal donor materials for assay development purposes.
The Bioprocessing Laboratory incorporates the National Cancer Institute Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources into all projects.