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The Importance of Biobanking in Modern Medical Research

Biobanking is a term that refers to the practice of collecting human and animal biological samples-including blood, urine, bone marrow, saliva, spinal fluid, and tissue for research purposes in order to further our understanding of health and disease. A...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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