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Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human Diseases

Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human...

The term "biobank" refers to an organized collection of biological samples stored at low temperatures, donated by groups of people. Along with the information regarding donors, this tool serves as an invaluable and remarkable resource for research on genetic...
Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Over the past two decades, there has been an increased need for collecting, curating, storing, and distributing biological specimens to gain specific information into the genetic makeup of diseases . This has sparked the demand for biobanking. Genetic and biomedical...
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...

Virtual Biobanking Trends and Challenges in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

In the last three decades, biobanks have evolved significantly all over the globe and recognized as an increasingly important source of data for medical research since the late 1990s. Having developed from freezer farms to rich data repositories, biobanks...
Are You Just Seeking Approval Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

Are You Just Seeking Approval: Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

This is going to be a bit deep, but bear with me... Biobankers are interested in ethics. To manage our tissue collections we need either approval by an ‘Ethics Board’ or we operate as part of a regulatory system used...
Artificial Intelligence: The New Age of Biobanking

Artificial Intelligence: The New Age of Biobanking and Medical Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly but surely transforming the practice of medicine. Advancements in digital data collection, computing infrastructure, and machine learning have allowed artificial intelligence applications to spread into previously untapped domains. Today, the revolution in biobanks, biorepositories,...

Sample Management for the Biobanking Sector – an Interview with Neil Benn, Managing Director...

Nowadays, 2D barcode technology has been widely adopted in modern biobanking for better sample tracking and management. Ziath, one of our Gold sponsors, is the expert and world leader in this area, with a range of innovative products like...

Defining biobanks: To be or not to be…… what was the question?

“Is a biobank a facility or research project?” This was a question asked in an international biobanking community forum back in April 2021. Answers were equivocal with many respondents taking an each way bet saying ‘both’. But this is...

Disease-Specific Biobanks: How Can a LIMS Help in Data Management?

Biobanks have a fundamental role to play in ensuring successful outcomes in clinical research by providing quality biosamples. They host donations of biological materials such as cells, DNA, and tissues . They also handle data that is related to...

Importance of Cooperation Between Academic Biobanks and Biomedical Industry for Accelerating Personalized Medicine

Biological material and comprehensive data are referred as the fundamental resource for the progress in life science research, development of novel biotechnology methods along with investigations focused on new therapies. In this field, biobanks play a crucial role through...

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