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What are biospecimens and why are they important in drug development?

Biospecimens are biological samples collected from humans such as blood samples, tumor samples, or other tissues. When someone with a disease or condition has a biopsy, surgery, or other procedure, often a small amount of the specimen taken can be stored and used for later research. The specimens are used in biomedical research to learn about how disease affects the human body.

 

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