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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...
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...

Biobanking Consent: Informing Human Subjects of the Possibilities

As researchers, we are familiar with why we have the need for biobanking regulations due to the story of Henrietta Lacks. HeLa cells survived in vitro more than 60 years ago and are still contributing to medical science advancements.1...

Importance of LIMS for Biobanks

Any entity that stores biological samples can be called a Biobank. However, the term ‘Biobank’ is most commonly used for entities that store biological specimens on a large scaleto provide them as a service for internal or external entities...
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...

Reasons for Choosing a SaaS LIMS for a Biobank

SaaS as a delivery model for informatics has transformed many industries including CRM, accounting, and enterprise systems. This is because of the numerous advantages it brings to small operations such as low capital expenditure, no IT staff requirement, automatic...

3 Top Cloud-Based LIMS for Biobanks

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of Biobanking.com. A biobank is an entity that stores high-quality biospecimens along with their clinical data such as demographic information, personal...
Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

A biobanking system has become a crucial tool for improving healthcare outcomes through basic and clinical research. The revolution in biobanks, biorepositories, and biospecimen science is driven by a variety of technological advances including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics,...
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,...

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...

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