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BioIVT Acquires Tissue Solutions, a UK-based Virtual Biobank

BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug and diagnostic development, just announced the acquisition of Tissue Solutions Ltd., a virtual biobank based in Glasgow, UK. Tissue Solutions provides medical researchers with high quality human tissue and...

SPT Labtech Announces Leadership Transformation and Appoints David Newble as New CEO

David Newble has been appointed CEO, SPT Labtech, stepping up from his previous position as Managing Director. In his new capacity he takes responsibility for all SPT Labtech businesses including the recently acquired organisations. David brings a wealth of...

Generate Life Sciences Establishes Newborn Stem Cell Manufacturing Facility to Support Personalized Therapeutics Development

Generate Life Sciences (Generate) today announced the establishment of its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility in La Jolla, California which will enable end-to-end manufacturing for newborn stem cell biologics. This facility will represent a big step in the evolution of Generate and...

Do We Need Biobankers at All?

No one can tell the number of biobanks worldwide. Several years ago, I was involved in a survey at a university center in Switzerland. We wanted to find out how many biobanks there were in this center. A biobank...

Artificial Intelligence Facilitates Empty Well Detection

Ziath reports on ground-breaking use of Artificial Intelligence that enables discrimination between empty wells in sample tube racks from wells with a tube present which may have an obscured or poorly rendered barcode. This pioneering work, done in conjunction with...

Autoscribe Informatics Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Many people in the laboratory industry will have heard of Autoscribe Informatics and its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution, Matrix Gemini. Autoscribe celebrates 40 years in business this year, making it one of the earliest suppliers of LIMS. Founded...

Hungary Joins European Biobanking Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) as Full Member

Hungary will be represented by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO) and becomes the 22nd Member. BBMRI.hu intends to take part in the overall aim and activities of BBMRI-ERIC through the coordination of the Semmelweis University, hosting the Hungarian...

Cherry Picking 2D Barcoded Sample Tubes

Ziath has posted a new video that shows how its Mohawk semi-automated tube selector is a productive and versatile tool for cherry picking tubes from multiple racks. In the new video - product manager Avash Anderson demonstrates how the Mohawk provides...

Thermo Scientific’s Upgraded ULT Freezers Meet the Highest Protection and Sustainability Standards

The state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific TSX Series Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezers have been fully upgraded to include additional functionality to provide research, pharmaceutical manufacturing, clinical, biorepository and industrial laboratories with safeguards to deliver environmentally sustainable protection of materials, such as...

C-BIG Repository: World’s Leading Open Access Biobank of Neurological Disorders

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) has launched the Clinical Biospecimen Imaging and Genetic (C-BIG) Repository, one of the largest biorepositories of neurological disorders in the world, as an open access resource for the global scientific community. The C-BIG Repository...