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Overview

Shankus Hospitals is a leading healthcare provider in Gujarat, committed to providing high- quality, patient-centric care to its patients. With its state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated team of healthcare professionals, and commitment to continuous improvement, the hospital is well- positioned to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the region. One of the ways in which the hospital is enhancing its research capabilities is by developing a biorepository with facilities for sample collection, storage, and translational research.

Sample Collection

The biorepository at Shankus Hospitals has facilities for the collection of various types of samples, including blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids. The hospital follows strict protocols for sample collection, handling, and storage to ensure the integrity of the samples. The samples will be collected from patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, as well as from healthy individuals participating in research studies. Samples will be collected using strict protocols to ensure their quality, traceability, and integrity. The hospital will follow ethical guidelines for sample collection, and the patients' privacy and confidentiality will be protected at all times.

Storage Facilities

The biorepository will have state-of-the-art facilities for storing both fresh tissue and formalin- fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. The storage conditions for each type of sample will be carefully monitored to ensure that they remain stable and don't degrade over time. For fresh tissue samples, ultra-low temperature freezers will be used to store them at -80°C. FFPE blocks, on the other hand, will be stored at room temperature in archival storage boxes. The samples will be organized and tracked using a sophisticated database system to ensure their traceability and accessibility.

Translational Research Vision

The biorepository at Shankus Hospitals has a vision for translational research, which involves the translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications that benefit patients. The hospital will collaborate with academic and industry partners to conduct research on various diseases including cancer. The biorepository will serve as a resource for researchers to access high-quality, well-annotated samples for their studies. By combining clinical data with genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data from these samples, researchers can develop new diagnostic tools, therapies, and preventive measures that are tailored to each patient's unique needs. The hospital aims to contribute to the advancement of medical science and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The development of a biorepository at Shankus Hospitals is a significant step towards enhancing the hospital's research capabilities. The biorepository's cutting-edge facilities for sample collection, storage, and translational research will make it a valuable resource for medical researchers, both in India and globally. The biorepository will serve as a valuable resource for researchers to access high-quality, well-annotated samples for their studies, and contribute to the advancement of medical science. The hospital's commitment to staying at the forefront of medical research and innovation will help drive progress towards the development of new and more effective treatments that aims to improve patient outcomes through research and innovation.

Vision and Mission

Our biorepository has a clear vision for translational research, which aims to translate basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications. Our mission is to provide researchers with access to high-quality, well-annotated samples to facilitate the development of new diagnostic tools, therapies, and preventive measures tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

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