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Dr Leah Cannon, PhD

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Leah is a scientific writer and startup marketer with over 10 years clinical and research experience as a veterinarian and molecular biologist. She is also author of ‘How to Start a Life Science Company’ available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Bioresource center Ghent is in Ghent, Belgium

Bioresource Center Ghent

The Bioresource center Ghent – the central biobank of Ghent University Hospital - is an open service center facilitating translational biomedical research. It offers...
IARC Biobank and Cohort Building Network

IARC Biobank

Note: The source of some of the information in this article is the IARC Biobank. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)...

Biobanking Science: Can Antivirals Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 25 million people worldwide and costing more than US$400 billion a...
Freeze drying in biobanks

Biobanking Science: Storing Cells at Room Temperature

Cryopreservation is the gold standard method to store biospecimens in biobanking organizations. Cryopreservation usually involves flash freezing samples and storing them at...

Ukraine Association of Biobank

The Ukraine Association of Biobank co-ordinates a network of private, academic biobanks across the Ukraine. The Ukraine Association of Biobank ensures that...
Intermittent dieting can help reverse obesity.

Biobanking Science: Treating Obesity With Intermittent Fasting

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Over 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are now overweight or obese (1). These people are more likely...

Biobank Graz

Biobank Graz is one of the biggest biobanks in the world with millions of tissue, blood and DNA samples. Biobank Graz is located at...
Coral larvae can be stored in biobanks.

Biobanking Science: Biobanks Could Help Save Coral Reefs

Biobanks provide vital support to a diverse range of research including biomedical, agricultural and conservation research. A recent study published in Scientific Reports shows...
Nottingham Health Science Biobank

Nottingham Health Science Biobank

The Nottingham Health Science Biobank, located in Nottingham, England, provides researchers with samples for a wide range of cancers and other disease conditions. The...

Wales Cancer Bank

The Wales Cancer Bank has been collecting tissue and blood from cancer patients in Wales since 2005. They have a Human Tissue Authority license...
Pharmacogenetics helps dose patients

Biobanking Science: Pharmacogenetics Study from the Estonian Biobank

People with the same diagnosis may react very differently to a prescription medication. The same drug may cure one set of patients, cause toxic...
Biobanks store blood products.

Biobanking Science: Maximizing Red Blood Cell Life in Biobanks

Blood transfusions are a common part of modern medicine and have been used to save human patients for 200 years. Biobanks play an integral...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a serious heart disease.

Biobanking Science: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is one of the most common inherited heart diseases, affecting 1:200 people (1). Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have thickened left ventricles which...
Traumatic brain injury can increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Biobanking Science: Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury has been in the news lately because even mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, can increase the risk of developing neurodegenerative...
Driving linked to obesity

Biobanking Science: Driving Linked to Obesity

Eating unhealthy food, not exercising and being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes (1-4). These...

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