Sample preparation and processing are often crucial components in immuno-oncology and cell and gene therapy studies. Obtaining timely and high-quality processing services is an industrywide challenge, particularly within the context of global trials.
Global points of service, standardized processes and materials, control of sample logistics, and performance monitoring can mitigate concerns over long-distance shipments, variable transport conditions, and the quality and consistency of laboratory techniques and biostorage.
Here we consider three of the keys to success for global sample processing: specimen collection and transport, consistency in analytical technique, and biostorage. For every sample’s integrity to be upheld throughout its life cycle, the chosen laboratory must be able to meet these criteria reliably.