Biological Research Blog | ABS

Can Human Biospecimens Be Commoditized?

All of us at ABS want to make it as easy as possible to do business with us, and we want to provide you with the exact high-quality human biospecimens that will move your research forward. At first glance, a web-store or some sort of online exchange seems suited to this purpose, as such sites currently exist. An online store or similar interface would reduce our costs by eliminating or reducing much of the collaborative service that we provide. The technology to offer this type of platform is also  readily available.

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Working From Home Checklist

Many of us are now working from home. Recently, there has been a multitude of webinars, blogs, and articles on topics ranging from whether we should or shouldn’t continue to do so after the pandemics ceases, how to work from home, videoconferencing tips, etc.

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What are the Roles of Scientists in Society?

Many years ago, in a former life, I taught high school biology. The first day, I told my students that they could use their textbooks or any book to take any test that I would I give. They were surprised, and most thought that class would be very easy despite my explanations that it would not be. They were surprised again when they found that it was not as easy as they thought. This was because I asked them to think and reason with the information at hand.

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Masks

The use of seat belts and masks can prevent harm that we hope will never come to us or others. All our readers probably know this, but it's worth remembering for everyone’s sake. Please be careful and stay safe.

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Why ABS Never Has a Sale or Offers Discounts

ABS has never had a sale in its 30+ years in business. We do not offer additional discounts. ABS is different from many companies that use these tactics to try to drive sales.

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Free?

A free offer is often used to lure potential customers. A company may offer a free service, but somewhere along the line the customers will pay for that free service or that company will not stay in business. ABSrelies upon value and service to earn and keep your business, not gimmicks.

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Returning to Work

Many of you are returning to work. There are two major concerns for all of us: safety and making up for lost time. From a safety perspective, one the most important things that we can do is to practice social distancing. At ABS, we have been able to do so and remain fully operational because of our unique systems and infrastructure.

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ABS is Hiring!

There are career opportunities at ABS in all areas of our operations. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, ABS remains fully operational. We retained and paid our staff as before this crisis. Now as more of our clients are ramping up their operations, we are ready to continue our expansion and growth. As the demand for our services is increasing, we are looking for a select group of individuals to join ABS.

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After COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis points to how ill-prepared we are to rapidly respond to pandemics. This blog addresses one facet of this problem: the lack of availability of blood samples from infected and post-infected individuals for use in developing diagnostic tests and treatments.

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Returning to Work Sites

Sooner or later, we will all be returning to our work offices and laboratories. Many of us have been working all along, either at home or our regular workplaces. We are grateful to everyone who is keeping things moving forward.

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