Going Beyond: DNA and Tissue Samples

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DNA and tissue samples are needed in many different areas of the research and medical fields. They are often used for the development of new drugs to fight various diseases. However, obtaining quality samples is not something that is very easy to do. There are certainly many facilities that advertise the fact that they have a large number of samples in stock to be used for the development of drugs, genotyping services and various other tasks. However, the quality of these samples is often not at the level that is needed in order to perform the most accurate research possible. Here are a few ways you can go about finding a company that provides DNA and tissue samples.

1. How have the samples been collected?

This is a very critical question to have answered before you decide to do business with a particular facility. You need to be certain that all of the DNA and tissue samples have been collected in the correct manner so the viability of each specimen is not compromised in any way. Keep in mind that you are paying money for the highest quality samples to be used in your various research projects. Therefore, you would be wise to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck. Unfortunately, there are some dishonest companies that will try to sell low quality specimens and still charge top dollar for them. It is essential that you know exactly what you will be getting before any money changes hands.

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2. Who are some of the facility's other clients?

You can learn a great deal about the DNA and tissue sample provider's reputation in the industry based on who some of their previous clients have been. There is a good chance the facility you are looking into is legit if it has regularly done business with some of the top laboratories and medical research facilities in the country. These top facilities would not risk jeopardizing their reputation by procuring their research samples from a company that is not completely reputable.

3. Will they refund any unused samples?

It is common in many research fields for samples to go unused for various reasons. For example, a project might lose its funding and the research comes to an end. It is important to know that you will be able to get your money back if you run into a similar situation with your own research.

Mary is the blogger behind Remakestyle. She is an environmentalist, freelance writer and future engineer working towards a sustainable future.


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