The Veterinary Biospecimen Repository collects samples of tumors and normal tissue and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators. Following established collection guidelines for sample collection and processing, tissues are collected and archived only after receiving consent from the owners. This repository has been providing samples to researchers at The Ohio State University , Nationwide Children's Hospital, other universities and research institutes resulting in the identification of new targets for therapy in osteosarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and pulmonary carcinoma common to both humans and canines. As a result, these efforts have generated several new research opportunities that will benefit human and animal patients.
The Veterinary Biospecimen Repository represents a remarkable resource that continues to assist investigators as they strive to develop new prevention and treatment strategies for both animals and people with a variety of illnesses.