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MRC The Gambia Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Drive Automation and Efficiency

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG), a major center for medical research excellence in West Africa, has chosen Matrix Gemini LIMS to manage data in its laboratories. The LIMS links with the in-house Electronic Medical Records System...

Biobanks – A Platform for Modern Biomedical Research

Without biomedical research, medicine, as we know it, would be nothing more than a machine gun affair. In simpler words, biomedical research is the substratum that supports evidence-based medicine. Biomedical researchers study biological and pathological processes in order to...

Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitude of Egyptian Physicians Towards Biobanking Issues

The complete mapping of the human genome has greatly expanded the ability to better understand the genetic basis of human disease, thus ushering in new era of personalized medicine1. Thus there is a need for the establishment of biobanks...

What can Biobanks Learn From the Current Pandemic?

More than a year ago, something happened that most of us could hardly imagine. A virus took the whole world more or less firmly in its grip. Pandemic, previously a word that very few of us knew, has now...

Quest Diagnostics Sells Remaining Stake in Q² Solutions to IQVIA for $760 million

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, just announced the sale of its minority share in Q2 Solutions to IQVIA (NYSE: IQV), a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the...

World’s First WHO PQS Prequalified Refrigerated Vehicle Launched by B Medical Systems and Toyota

B Medical Systems, a global leader in the vaccine cold chain industry, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC), and Toyota Motor Corporation announced today the launch of their jointly developed refrigerated vaccine transport vehicle which also has Performance, Quality and Safety...

Identification, Biobanking, and Large-Scale Production of SARS-CoV-2-Specific Memory T Lymphocytes From COVID-19 Convalescent Donors

The infectious disease with a wide and diverse range of symptoms known as COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged as a worldwide pandemic in late 2019. In most infected patients, the virus causes mild...

Leading ULT Freezer Provider Stirling Ultracold to Merge with BioLife Solutions

Stirling Ultracold, an Ohio-based manufacturer and provider of the most energy efficient, sustainable ultra-low temperature (ULT) biorepositories has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with BioLife Solutions (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading provider of bioproduction products and services for the Gene...

Large Study on Mental Health Genetics Launched by Estonian Biobank

Nearly every second individual is affected by a mental health problem in their lifetime, but the exact mechanisms causing these problems remain unclear. To bring more clarity to the field of mental health, the Estonian Biobank at the University...

Identification of Factors that Influence Willingness of Native Americans to Donate Biospecimens: Increasing Equity...

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people have a long history of lower life expectancy and higher disease burden compared with the general US populationand are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases1. Addressing AI/AN health inequities is a...