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Biobanking Science: Lessons from African Biobanks

With the recent advances in genomic sequencing, proteomics and precision medicine, biobanks are becoming more prevalent around the world. So are large-scale population studies such as the UK Biobank. H3Africa Project and Biobanks The Human, Hereditary and Health in Africa (H3Africa)...

World’s First WHO PQS Prequalified Refrigerated Vehicle Launched by B Medical Systems and Toyota

B Medical Systems, a global leader in the vaccine cold chain industry, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC), and Toyota Motor Corporation announced today the launch of their jointly developed refrigerated vaccine transport vehicle which also has Performance, Quality and Safety...

How Bias can Creep into Biobanks that Drive Precision Health and Clinical AI

In the race to harness medical data for artificial intelligence tools and personalized health care, a new study shows how easily unintentional design bias can affect those efforts. It also points to specific ways to increase the chances that patients...
A No is Always a Yes as well - Important for Successful Biobanking

A No is Always a Yes as well – Important for Successful Biobanking

Welcome back to my column. I look forward to your questions and comments at daniel@biobanking.com. Today it's about saying no to become successful. Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, is said to have once said: "The difference...
Lab-grown liver organoids

Biobanking Science: Growing Liver Organoids From Tumor Biopsies

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of liver cancer and causes over 700,000 deaths each year (1). The number of HCC cases has dramatically risen over the past two decades due to an increase in infectious hepatitis,...

Technology in Precision Medicine

The field of medicine is ever evolving, with new techniques and treatments being developed for a range of conditions across the spectrum. The way we understand medicine, fields such as diagnostics and treatments, is also changing. Instead of a ‘one...

What can Biobanks Learn From the Current Pandemic?

More than a year ago, something happened that most of us could hardly imagine. A virus took the whole world more or less firmly in its grip. Pandemic, previously a word that very few of us knew, has now...
Sample lifecycle in a human biobank

Utilizing Modular Biobanking Software in Different Types of Biobanking Activities

Abstract Biobanking defines all activities linked to bioresource management—whether of human, animal, microbial, or environmental origin—which means that any biobank information management system should take into account the multistep life cycle of the samples: from acquisition, through preparation, storage, to...

How Biobanks Can Support Personalized Medicine

Biobanks should be an integral part of a comprehensive research platform, not exclusively viewed as a service provider or freezer farm managed with excel sheets. For biobanks to be be viewed as a contributing partner and one that can...

The Anatomy of a Refrigeration Failure: What Happens at 2:00 a.m. When Mission Critical...

Article contributed by Chris Wilkes, chief commercial officer at KLATU Networks, Inc. Ultralow temperature (ULT) freezers often contain high-value biopharmaceuticals and/or irreplaceable research. When you leave at the end of the day or for the weekend, you need confidence that...

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