Covance, a global contract research organization (CRO), has opened a state-of-the-art biorepository facility at its Greenfield, Ind. location.
The 20,000-square-foot building is dedicated to long-term storage of clinical trial specimens. The facility is able to store a wide-range of specimens, including plasma, serum, whole blood, DNA, PBMC and tissue.
Covance, through its central laboratory, has stored and managed patient specimens for the past 20 years, and the opening of this new facility further enhances the company’s ability to keep client specimens safe and secure.
“We believe Covance has the latest technology and capacity to meet our clients’ sample storage and testing needs for many years to come,” said Deborah Tanner, corporate senior vice president and president, Central Laboratory Services and Discovery & Translational Services. “By adding this biorepository to our existing central laboratory facilities, we are able to quickly store samples from our central labs and biomarkers work as well as samples from other sources.”