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David Orchard-Webb, PhD

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David is a consultant/medical writer for a number of ongoing healthcare initiatives including for Athla LLC/ HealthLabs, a discovery automation company for Big Data leveraging Big Compute. He has a number of years experience in academic R&D and healthcare related projects including the fields of oncology and immunotherapy.

International ME/CFS Canadian Collaborative Team Conference – Biobanking On The Agenda In Montréal

A Statistics Canada unpublished Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) reports that just over 560,000 patients were diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2015.  In Québec, tens of thousands of individuals are affected. The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Canadian Collaborative Team Conference...

$15 Million Awarded To nPOD – The World’s Largest Biobank Of Pancreatic Tissue

Type I diabetes (T1D) also known as juvenile diabetes, although many adults have T1D, is an autoimmune disease primarily mediated by T-cells that causes the destruction of pancreatic β-cells which produce the body’s insulin hormone. The Network for Pancreatic...

The REDinREN Biobank

  Established in 2007, the REDinREN Biobank is a non-profit organisation that hosts a large collection of samples for kidney disease biomedical research. It specialises in quality, order and distribution. It is housed at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain...

US Biolab Corporation Biobank

US Biolab Corporation, Inc has a global biobank with access to a diverse range of human biospecimens in various disease states to meet research needs. US Biolab biobank contains more than 500,000 human tissue (FFPE and fresh frozen), tissue...

The Shanghai Zhangjiang Biobank

The Zhangjiang Biobank is located on Li Bing Road in "Zhangjiang Science City", Pudong district, Shanghai, China. It is reported that the biobank is projected to reach a storage capacity of 10 million human derived samples such as human...

The International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) Biobank (IBB)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of the IARC is to promote international collaboration in cancer research. The Agency is inter-disciplinary, converging skills in epidemiology, laboratory sciences...

Mars Petcare Acquires OptiGen, LLC And Its Extensive Canine Eye Disease Biobank

Mars Petcare a global business serving the health and nutrition needs of almost half the world's pets. With over 75 years of experience, Mars Petcare has developed a portfolio of almost 50 brands, including the leading global pet nutrition...

The UK ME/CFS Biobank – Building A Network

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic, fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. ME affects an estimated 1 in 500 people in the UK, and around 17 million people...
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10 Top Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) For Biobanking

Biobanks are of growing importance to a number of organizations in biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and medical research due to the increased awareness of their power to answer pertinent research questions. The higher the quality of the biobank the...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Spins Its BioVU® Biobank Into Nashville Biosciences

In 2016, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was selected by the NIH to be the Data and Research Support Center for the biobank program now referred to as “All of Us” which aims to establish a national cohort of...

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