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Webinar: PopGen:Live with Genomics England

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4th - 3PM London, UK We are pleased to announce our upcoming webinar PopGen Live, Population Genomics 2.0. This premier event features Genomics England’s CCO Parker Moss and Lifebit CEO Dr Maria Chatzou sharing insights and lessons...

Sakura Finetek Europe launches Tissue-Tek SmartConnect®, a new chapter in automation and the next...

ALPHEN A/D RIJN – 21 October 2020 – Life Science Newswire – Today Sakura Finetek Europe launches its latest innovation Tissue-Tek SmartConnect. An automated transfer system that creates a continuous flow between the SMART solutions Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120 Rapid...

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer FAR Chemical Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Specialty chemicals manufacturer FAR Chemical is using Matrix Gemini LIMS to improve the efficiency of its operations By significantly reducing the time taken to test and approve samples in the laboratory, the hold-times of products in the reactors have...

Interview with Dr. Robert Hewitt, Biosample Hub

The pharmaceutical industry has the infrastructural and financial resources to bring novel drugs and vaccines into the clinic. It would greatly help expedite their timeline if they had access to biobanks at academic institutes, in order to better understand...

NMDP/Be The Match partners with M Health Fairview and Duke University cryopreservation labs to...

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® today announced a collaboration with the Minnesota health system M Health Fairview and Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3)/Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University (Duke) to offer cryopreservation services to transplant...

First Biobank for Chromosome 15 Disorders in Australia

The first biobank in Australia aiming to improve research and treatments into rare genetic diseases caused by changes to genes on chromosome 15, including Prader-Willi Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome, will be established at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Prader-Willi...

Innate Immunity in ALS: A Biobank to Provide Answers

ALS – Pathology, Morbidity, Mortality Stats Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is adebilitating condition that affects voluntary muscle movements such as walking, talking and breathing. The disease destroys nerve cells in the brain and the...

Whitepaper: How Do You Justify an Automated Biobank in Your Business Plan?

Within sample management, new automated technologies are regularly being implemented to improve the efficiency and productivity of workflows and increase the consistency and reproducibility of data. While automated processes are known to reduce manual error and provide cost savings...

Colorectal Cancer: A Biobank of Patient-derived Xenografts

According to GLOBOCAN 2018 data, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most deadly and fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. There were nearly 2 million new cases and about 1 million deaths in 2018. The incidence of...

BioLife Solutions to Acquire Biobanking Service Provider SciSafe in a $30 Million Deal

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SciSafe,...