Journal article

DogMATIC-A Remote Biospecimen Collection Kit for Biobanking

Kristi M Milley, Judith S Nimmo, Barbara Bacci, Stewart D Ryan, Samantha J Richardson, Janine A Danks

BIOPRESERVATION AND BIOBANKING | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Canine tumors are valuable comparative oncology models. This research was designed to create a sustainable biobank of canine mammary tumors for breast cancer research. The aim was to provide a well-characterized sample cohort for specimen sharing, data mining, and long-term research aims. Canine mammary tumors are most frequently managed at a local veterinary clinic or hospital. We adopted a biobank framework based on a large number of participating veterinary hospitals and clinics acting as collection centers that were serviced by a centralized storage facility. Recruitment was targeted at rural veterinary clinics. A tailored, stable collection kit (DogMATIC) was designed that was used by v..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank all participating veterinarians and veterinary pathologists for their support in helping to establish the Australian Veterinary Cancer Bio-bank. This project has been funded by grants from the Australian Companion Animal Health Foundation and RMIT University School of Medical Science. KMM was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. We would like to thank Fiona Maxey for her helpful comments in the revision of the manuscript.