BioServe Blog: Inside the Lab

Posted by Dinesh Perera | June 7, 2013

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, includes a number of different conditions which involve the heart and/or blood vessels. For the most part, cardiovascular disease affects older individuals; however, sometimes symptoms do arise at a younger age. Sadly, this is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide.

Because cardiovascular disease is so prominent, there is clearly more research to be done. This is where we come in...


Posted by Dinesh Perera | April 30, 2013

Triple negative breast cancer, or TNBC, constitutes approximately 15% of all breast cancer cases. It is an aggressive type of breast cancer, which lacks receptors for estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and human epidermal growth factor2 (Her2). Since many of the current breast cancer treatments target these receptors, less than optimal results are often achieved for TNBC patients. It comes as no surprise, then, that we’ve noticed an increase in requests from researchers requesting triple negative breast cancer samples...


Posted by Rob Fannon | December 15, 2011

ion torrent sequencerYesterday, we announced an expanded relationship with BioServe Network member Fox Chase Cancer Center, who will offer our clients next generation sequencing (NGS) capabilities.

As you know, performing NGS on our DNA samples provides our customers with a powerful solutions including – in the case of oncology – the identification and investigation of specific genetic changes, mutations, or copy number variations present in tumor vs. normal adjacent tissue. This promises to yield a treasure trove of clinically relevant information, such as:


Posted by Steven Carmo | December 5, 2011

Bioserve Sample Inventory Updates on Twitter

Follow @bioserve on Twitter for insights, news and opinions that help your research.

Bioserve just added 40 new lung cancer tissue samples to our repository; this Wednesday we'll add 30 samples. You'd know, and your research would benefit, if you joined the conversation @bioserve on Twitter, where you'll get the latest updates on new inventory and the newest sample deals and discounts, plus insight and opinion on the role of tissue samples in your research.

Check out our inventory update page for the newest samples added to our inventory.

 


Posted by Steven Carmo | November 7, 2011

Now through November 30th, 2011, order any RNA samples from BioServe and fetch a 25% discount.

Our Global BioRepository contains RNA isolated from fresh frozen tumors from over 1,400 donors.  Each aliquot is analyzed for quality via Agilent’s BioAnalyzer.

Included in this collection are more than 500 “matched pairs” - RNA from highly-annotated tumor and normal adjacent tissue samples.  Cancer types include renal, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, lung, liver, breast and colon cancer.  We also maintain a significant inventory of tissue RNA from inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease.

This offer cannot be combined with our 2011 Year-End Deal...

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