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Interview with Jill Mullan, Chief Operating Officer at iSpecimen

Every medical breakthrough starts with the study of afflicted patients, often through their blood, tumor tissue, or other biological material. Thus, it’s critical for the advancement of life science research that scientists can easily procure the human biospecimens they...

ISBER Releases Position Statement for Management and Use of Ultra Low Temperature Freezers

The International Society for the Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), which represents professional experts in biobanking, ultra-low temperature (ULT) storage and cold chain management, has released its position statement listing key practices health agencies should consider to support the...

TMRW Hires Three High-Profile Executives Including Biobanking Expert Rohit Gupta

TMRW Life Sciences ("TMRW"), creator of the first and only automated technology platform for the management, identification, and storage of frozen eggs and embryos, announced today the recent hiring of Todd Ballard as Chief Marketing Officer; Rohit Gupta as SVP & Chief Biobank Officer; and, Gene Shkolnikov as...

German Biobank Node Provided €3.5 Million in Funding for a Further 3 Years

Biobanks play an important role in biomedical research. They ensure that human biospecimens meet uniform standards of quality and that both the samples and their associated data are easily accessible. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is home to the German Biobank...

Autoscribe Uses Webinar Format to Explain LIMS Validation

Autoscribe Informatics took the opportunity in a recent webinar to discuss the much-misunderstood subject of LIMS validation. Within regulated environments LIMS validation is a vital process, and yet is a subject that is open to many different interpretations. Regulatory...

Prediction for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Could be Improved with Multi-Population Risk Scores

Using genetic data from nearly 30,000 people, Mount Sinai researchers have built risk scores from a combination of datasets representing distinct ancestral populations that improve prediction of risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis....

How Biobanks Can Support Personalized Medicine

Biobanks should be an integral part of a comprehensive research platform, not exclusively viewed as a service provider or freezer farm managed with excel sheets. For biobanks to be be viewed as a contributing partner and one that can...

The Pharma Proteomics Project: UK Biobank Collaborating with Biopharma Consortium to Study Plasma Proteome

UK Biobank, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive biomedical databases and research resources, announced that a consortium of ten biopharmaceutical companies. According to UK Biobank, the Pharma Proteomics Project will be one of the world’s largest studies...

Brooks Automation Acquires Biospecimen Procurement CRO Trans-Hit Biomarkers

Brooks Automation, Inc. just announced that it has acquired Trans-Hit Biomarkers Inc. (THB), a worldwide biospecimen procurement service provider based in Montreal Canada. THB has an extensive collection capability for biospecimens and clinical samples through a worldwide partner network of...

BioTe Veterinary Laboratories Blends Clinical Diagnostics with State-of-the-Art Technology Using Matrix Gemini LIMS

BioTe Veterinary Laboratories is using Matrix Gemini Veterinary LIMS to manage their laboratory workflow and analytical data to drive efficient operations in their new purpose-built laboratory facility. The case study can be downloaded from: https://www.autoscribeinformatics.com/case-studies/biote-veterinary-laboratory-adopts-matrix-gemini-lims-to-drive-best-clinical-practice-for-their-clients Based in the UK, BioTe Veterinary Laboratories...