In the project's first phase, data and samples will be collected from 20,000 participants between 40 and 69 years of age. For the second phase, 30,000 participants between 25 and 69 years of age will be recruited. Data collected from participants will include: biological data obtained from blood and urine samples (DNA, blood sugar levels, lipids measurements etc), physiological measurements and their answers to a health and lifestyle questionnaire.
"Placement of these systems, especially at the Genome Quebec - Centre de sante et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi Biobank , highlights a necessary and growing trend in biosample management to establish standards and a highly- effective, low cost solution to biobanking." commented David Wellis, Ph.D., President and CEO of GenVault. "GenVault is pleased to be at the forefront of this trend, providing enabling technology to further the promise of genomic discovery and medicine."
GenVault is the leader in providing DNA sample accessibility for genomic discovery, medicine and identification. GenVault serves customers across medical centers, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and law enforcement agencies. As a scalable and reliable alternative to traditional freezers and DNA purification systems, GenVault's dry-state platform enables the extraction, preservation, recovery and distribution of DNA at room temperature. Future systems will also accommodate proteins and RNA to provide a comprehensive solution. From its GenPlate to its Dynamic Archive solution, GenVault is continuously developing and refining best practices for DNA sample management. For more information visit us at http://www.genvault.com.
|SOURCE GenVault Corporation|
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