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New Biobank to Boost Research in the Field of Pediatric and Young People’s Cancers

New Biobank in UK Created to Advance Research on Pediatric and Young People’s Cancers

VIVO Biobank is supported by the charities Cancer Research UK and Blood Cancer UK and will provide cancer researchers with a centralised collection of cell and tissue samples from children and young people affected by cancer across the country. The samples...
Autoscribe Informatics Announces 3Q22 LIMS Starter Systems Release

Autoscribe Informatics Announces 3Q22 LIMS Starter Systems Release

Autoscribe Informatics, the global leader in configurable Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), today announced the 3Q22 release of its updated starter systems. As well as ensuring that the starter systems run on the latest Autoscribe Matrix software, improvements have...
Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

The Texas Heart Institute (THI) Biorepository and Biospecimen Profiling Core Laboratory has received an R24 grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the automation and modernization of the facility’s sample storage and handling process. With this $220,000...

Van Andel Institute Received $7.9 Million from NCI to Expand its Role as Cancer...

Van Andel Institute’s Biorepository has been awarded a $7.9 million, five-year contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue serving as the biorepository for the Cancer MoonshotSM Biobank study. The Institute has served...
Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin's Metabolic Profiler Software and Database

Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin’s Metabolic Profiler Software and...

Lifespin GmbH, based in Regensburg (Germany), with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, announced that it has launched a new commercial service for the pharmaceutical and biobanking industry to assist companies in key phases of research, development, and manufacturing. Immediate applications of...
Mohawk 48 for retrieving individual whole tissue samples from storage

Fast and Simple Picking of Whole Tissue Samples from Storage

Ziath announce the launch of the Mohawk 48 tube selector and picker. Designed to select and pick wide, heavy, or tall tubes - this new system is perfect for retrieving individual whole tissue samples from storage. The Mohawk 48 uses...
Artificial Intelligence Unlocks ‘Treasure Trove’ of Cancer Genomes from Billions of Preserved Tissue Samples

New AI Method Makes it Possible to Analyse Cancer Genomes from FFPE Tissue Samples

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method that could unlock a research ‘treasure trove’ of cancer genomes from billions of preserved tissue samples stored routinely at hospitals over decades. The new method makes it possible for the first time...
UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 Donation from Blazeman Foundation to Expand Research Initiatives and Outreach on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 to Advance Research...

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) will receive an $800,000 donation to be used by the University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank to advance research into the treatment and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore”...
Using Ultra-Low Freezers to Maintain the Viability of Cell and Gene Therapy Products

Using Ultra-Low Freezers to Maintain the Viability of Cell and Gene Therapy Products

Many cell and gene therapy solutions have shown considerable promise as a source of possible treatments for a wide range of chronic disorders. However, these sophisticated therapies introduce additional barriers such as the requirements for ultra-low and cryogenic storage,...