Biological Samples or Specimen

Biological Samples

 

Biological Samples or Specimen

A biological specimen or a biological sample (or a biospecimen) is a biological laboratory specimen held by a biorepository for research. Such a specimen would be taken by sampling so as to be representative of any other specimen taken from the source of the specimen. When biological samples are stored, ideally they remain equivalent to freshly-collected specimens for the purposes of research.

Human biological samples are stored in a type of biorepository called a biobank, and the science of preserving biological specimens is most active in the field of biobanking. ViveBio specializes in innovative solutions for biological specimen collection, transport, and storage.