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Different Projects, Same Biobanking Software

Sponsored content by Software for biobanks, clinical trials, cohorts and biorepositories, although share many common characteristics, are often very specific and personalised. It is important to be able to rely on a software application that can provide the functionality and...
Safety Strategies for Biobanks

Safety for Biobanks: Strategies for Safe COVID-19 Specimens Handling

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country around the world. In less than 4 months, this new disease has affected more than 1,800,000 people and caused almost 120,000 deaths. There are no effective treatments or vaccines for...

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...
ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks

ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks and Biorepositories

Does Your Biorepository Follow ISBER Best Practices Recommendations? Biorepositories provide essential support to biomedical researchers by collecting, processing, storing and distributing millions of biospecimens every year. Biorepository staff must navigate complex international regulatory rules governing the use of biospecimens and...

How the University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository Achieved CAP Accreditation with OpenSpecimen

Sponsored content brought to you by Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes - “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are...

New Trends in Biobanking Based on Main International Events in 2019

What were the most attractive biobanking ideas in 2019? ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories) and ESBB (European, Middle Easter and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking) are the two biggest world leaders in the biobanking area. Every...

How Safe Are Your Samples?

Plastic storage tubes are used in laboratories worldwide to store biological and chemical samples, the most typical resin used is Polypropylene. There are many types and grades of polypropylene that are selected either on cost, molding properties or specific...

Finding The Right Balance – Return of Results to Biobank Participants

In the course of research based on a biobank population occasionally a condition may be revealed in a particular individual, which was not known before the study, and for which the study was not explicitly designed. This is known...

LIMS Evaluation Guide – 10 Pointers Ahead

The primary objective of a biobank is to provide efficient management of samples and their associated data and thus saving valuable time and effort of researchers. Samples without accurate and reliable data may yield insignificant outcomes and therefore, not...

Best Practices in Biobank Monitoring

Sponsored content brought to you by Maintaining the availability and viability of biological materials and samples for research and development, as well as many other applications, requires standardization for producing, collecting, storing, manufacturing, and distributing these specimens. Establishing best practices for...

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