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Azenta Announces Agreement to Acquire B Medical Systems

Azenta Announces Agreement to Acquire B Medical Systems

Azenta, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZTA) just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B Medical Systems S.á r.l and its subsidiaries (“B Medical”), a market leader in temperature-controlled storage and transportation solutions that enables the delivery...
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Biobank Continues to Grow after it earns Spot as One of Seven National Biobanks

South Africa’s UWC IMBM Biobank Hosts One of the World’s Richest Microbial Collections

South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. The rich biodiversity is a highly sought-after resource for the development of novel biobased products and processes, and is considered one of the country’s competitive advantages. Research and...
G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking Service

G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking...

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop new global genomics, proteomics, and biobanking service. The collaboration...
Final Sequenced Data Release from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project of UK Biobank

UK Biobank Released Final Data from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project

UK Biobank has added the final tranche of exome sequencing data to its research database. This represents the completion of cohort-wide exome sequencing for over 470,000 participants within the UK Biobank resource. These de-identified data can now be accessed...
University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular...

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida Diabetes Institute the home for a new biobank...
Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Two national biobanks, the Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología (IVO Biobank) in Spain and the Biobanca Multispecialista (BMS) in Italy, have just received biobank standard ISO 20387 accreditation. This is exciting news, because this serves as official recognition that these facilities have skilled personnel, the...
The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The process of biobanking is improving at an extremely rapid rate. More biological samples are being collected, allowing biobanks around the world to generate larger data sets of a higher quality. In turn, the global biobanking market is quickly...
New Research Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

New Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

Genomic data from Indigenous communities plays an important role in understanding an array of diseases; however, this data has often been used without informed consent. A team of UC San Diego researchers—including San Diego Supercomputer Center affiliate Timothy Mackey—recently...
eBook introduction to Effective Sample Management

eBook: Tips, Tricks and Solutions to Effective Sample Management

Ziath has published the latest version of its popular guide entitled 'Tips, tricks and solutions for effective sample management' in an easy-to-use eBook format. Written by highly experienced sample management professionals - the 2022 version of the guide book addresses key...
LifeCell and Cellutions BioStorage form Alliance to Launch Cryopreservation Bank

Cellutions BioStorage: A Research-to-Launch Cryopreservation Bank Created by LifeCell in India

Bridging the growing supply-chain gap in the preservation and maintenance of biospecimens by leveraging advanced technologies, Cellutions BioStorage, a research-to-launch Cryopreservation Bank was inaugurated on the 15th of July, 2022. The brainchild of India’s leading health-preneur, Mayur Abhaya -...