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Gentris Partners with Clinical Logistics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clinical Logistics has partnered with Gentris to offer specimen storage services for clinical trials, Gentris said today.

Based in Morrisville, NC, Gentris offers short, medium, and long-term storage of DNA, RNA, whole blood, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue blocks, plasma, serum, saliva, liver cells, and buccal cells.

Clinical Logistics will oversee specimen shipping and will coordinate shipment of time-sensitive specimens from the clinical sites directly to the bioanalytical lab.

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