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Why OpenSpecimen is “Open Source” and Why It Matters?

Sponsored content brought to you by Disclaimer Krishagni is the developer of OpenSpecimen - an open-source software for managing biospecimen data used in 65+ research centers across 16+ countries. While this article promotes “open source”, it does not necessarily promote OpenSpecimen....

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...
The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

Successful research depends on high-quality biospecimens. Many researchers rely on biobanks to supply fit-for-purpose samples to support their clinical, translational, and biomedical studies. Biobanks and biorepositories play a critical role in modern genomics research by providing scientists with high-quality...

Biobanking Software: What Are We Going to Do With Our Legacy Data?

Sponsored content brought to you by One of the seemingly daunting tasks of moving your data from an older complex system, or collection of spreadsheets to a new LIMS is a step that should be considered seriously, but can be...
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...

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...

Interview with Dr. Tony Cox OBE, CEO at UK Biocentre

UK Biocentre is a not-for-profit organisation providing world-leading sample management and high-capacity bioprocessing services to biomedical researchers. They provide sample collection, sample logistics, processing, nucleic acidic extraction, sample storage, and shipping management. UK Biocentre is currently commissioned by the UK...
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...
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The Need for Patient-Pushed, Real-World Data on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases, is a collective term for a group of disorders characterized by the progressive neurodegeneration of brain cells, leading to dysfunction(s) and abnormal structure(s) in the central and/or peripheral nervous systems. One of the main causes of neurodegeneration...

Interview with Dr Alison Parry-Jones, Operations Director of Wales Cancer Bank

For this article, Biobanking.com interviewed Alison Parry-Jones (BSc, MA, PhD, MRSC), the Operations Director of the Wales Cancer Bank (WCB). She is responsible for the day to day running of the biobank and is based at the University Hospital...

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