Acquisition and reception of primary tissues, cells, or other biological specimens


The use and banking of biological material for research or clinical application is a well-established practice. The material can be of human or non-human origin. The processes involved in this type of activity, from the sourcing to receipt of materials, require adherence to a set of best practice principles that assure the ethical and legal procurement, traceability, and quality of materials.

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Volume 1590
Pages 17-27
Available online
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Crick labs/facilities