What is Program Management?
Program management means carefully allocating our resources to achieve the optimal research outcome for our clients.
Being a Global Integrated Analytical Biorepository, Sampled has seasoned experts at every stage of the research process, from sample accessioning to data analysis. We receive and carefully store your samples to maintain integrity before they are sent for analysis. We offer a wide array of services to help you answer your specific research question, and we are determined to help you get the best information possible from your sample. This might include taking an aliquot for whole-genome or RNA sequencing while storing the rest safely for use in a follow-up proteomics study.
By trusting Sampled to manage your study, you can be sure your samples are in the safe hands of global experts. We are always available to guide you as to how our facilities can be best utilized to achieve your research goals.
Why Use Sampled’s Program Management Services?
Working with Sampled means you will have expert guidance at every step of your research journey. We work closely with our clients to ensure that samples are effectively delivered and stored and that only the best nucleic acid or protein extracts are taken forward for further analysis. Following experimental investigation, Sampled’s bioinformaticians can analyze the data and discuss the results with you, enabling you to make the best decisions for your next project.
Sampled is partnered with the best biotechnology companies in the business, allowing us to provide the highest quality platforms for your research. These include:
- 10x Genomics
- Olink Proteomics
- Twist Bioscience
By trusting Sampled, you can be confident that your samples are processed to the highest possible standard using only the highest caliber equipment.
Cost- and Time-efficient
Outsourcing studies to multiple different companies means more costs in transport and analysis. Researchers also run the risk of putting their sample through numerous freeze-thaw cycles, which can destroy its usability. Sampled offers a one-stop shop for all your research study needs and ensures that your sample is handled appropriately and thawed only when necessary. This could save you from needing to repeat an expensive study or losing irreplaceable clinical samples.
Program Management Applications
The wide variety of storage and testing services and analytical methods offered by Sampled means that the applications for Program management are almost endless.
Some potential applications include:
- Disease identification
- Drug discovery
- Clinical trials
- Research studies
- Biomarker discovery
- Population health studies
- Novel genome assembly
- Disease modeling
- Development modeling
- Drug testing
- Cosmetics testing
- Nutraceutical testing
- Medical device testing
How Does Program Management Work?
Program management at Sampled is a highly collaborative process. We work with clients before, during, and after studies to ensure the research is as streamlined and cost-efficient as possible.
Before a single sample is exchanged, Sampled’s team of experts is available to discuss your research question with you. If you have strict requirements, we can work within them, or if you’re not so sure exactly what you need, our expert team members can help you define it.
Collaborative planning with Sampled ensures that you are getting the most out of your samples and are not paying for any analysis you are not sure you need. Even if you think of something after the planning phase, with the broad repertoire of services offered by Sampled, there is a good chance we have you covered.
Sample Shipping and Processing
Sending samples couldn’t be easier when you collaborate with Sampled for program management. We can provide custom sample collection kits and organize the courier, ascertaining that you have everything you need to ensure samples arrive quickly and safely. Once the samples arrive with us, they are thoroughly audited, rapidly registered, and stored in the appropriate conditions using automated storage systems such as Azenta’s BioStore instrument. From here, samples are only thawed when necessary, ensuring integrity and long-term usability.
Sample Accessioning and Data Storage
We use a barcode-based sample accessioning system to ensure all samples are safely and specifically accessioned. Sample data is entered into our laboratory information management system (LIMS) and available to clients through our innovative, user-friendly portal, SampledSphere, which gives clients full control and data visibility.
Sampled offers a broad array of services in partnership with global leaders in biotechnology. Whatever your research or storage needs, we are ready to help you choose the optimal platform operated by our in-house team of experts.
After the chosen service is complete, our team of bioinformaticians can perform quality assurance testing before conducting analyses tailored to your needs. From here, we can help you make informed decisions about the next steps of your research projects based on reliable data.
What Are the Input Requirements for Program Management?
The input requirements depend on the research question you want to answer. Here at Sampled, we have the facilities to process various sample types from several species, including humans, mice, and rats.
These samples include, but are by no means limited to:
- Tissue biopsies
- Cell line samples/pellets
- Protein samples
- Isolated nucleic acids (DNA/RNA)
- Buccal swabs
- Bulk pharmaceutical chemicals
- Medical devices
At Sampled, our technical experts will ensure that only the highest quality extracts are brought forward for analysis, guaranteeing that you are getting the best possible data from your study.
Find out more about our program management services
Are you interested in starting a research project but aren’t sure where to begin? Get in touch with Sampled’s team of experts to find out how we can collaborate to enable you to achieve your research goals.