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Biobank Versus Biorepository: What’s in a Name?

Large-scale analysis of study populations may help develop a deeper understanding of the multi-factorial basis of disease and may form the basis for advancement in prevention, diagnosis and  treatment. Biorepositories (or biobanks) are mostly tissue banks that collect and...

SPT Life Sciences Announces Acquisition of LBD Life Sciences

Cambridge, UK, 15 September 2020 — SPT Life Sciences, a global group of innovative technology companies focused on supporting the life sciences industry to deliver more effective research, has today announced the completion of the acquisition of LBD Life Sciences,...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Collaborations to Meet Unmet Clinical Needs in Biomarker Discovery and...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – (September 14, 2020) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced new collaborations of the Thermo Fisher Precision Medicine Science Center (PMSC) with AstraZeneca and the University of Nebraska Medical Center as part...

Autoscribe Releases LIMS System Validation White Paper

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading global laboratory informatics provider, announced the release of a new white paper on the validation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). The white paper discusses what LIMS validation is and the steps involved, the responsibilities...

Webinar: Overcoming Challenges in Biobanking (Part 3: Working with Industry)

The third and final installment of the Overcoming Challenges to UK Biobanking webinar series expands to bring together global industry leaders from large pharma with key stakeholders in biobanking to address some of the questions and concerns that often...

NanoImaging Services Partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific to Expand Access to CryoEM Technology

BOSTON – (September 02, 2020) – NanoImaging Services, Inc. (NIS), specialists in transmission electron microscopy (TEM), today announced they have partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to increase accessibility to cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) technology for the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology...

Species360 Introduces New Feature to Facilitate Animal Biobanks Worldwide

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Global nonprofit Species360 has introduced ZIMS for Medical - Biobank to enable regional or international zoo and wildlife organizations to securely manage large sample collections across regions. ZIMS for Medical - Biobank was developed with...

Cryoport Acquires MVE Biological Solutions from Chart Industries for $320 million

Cryoport will become a leading global provider of cryogenic life sciences solutions Acquisitions of MVE, along with CRYOPDP is expected to increase Cryoport's revenue run rate to over $160 million and to be immediately accretive Blackstone to invest...

Medicines Discovery Catapult Creates One of the World’s Largest Virtual Biobanks

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) just announced the rapid expansion of its Biosamples supply network, creating one of the largest virtual biobanks worldwide accessible to life science innovators. MDC welcome Audubon Biosciences, Biomex, Caltag Medsystems and Tissue for Research to its network of patient sample suppliers, building...

Introducing Agilent SLIMS for Information Management

An introduction to Agilent SLIMS, a simple laboratory information management system designed to help your laboratory run more efficiently. Learn more at: https://explore.agilent.com/AgilentSlims