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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...

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...

Interview with Dr. Robert Hewitt, Biosample Hub

The pharmaceutical industry has the infrastructural and financial resources to bring novel drugs and vaccines into the clinic. It would greatly help expedite their timeline if they had access to biobanks at academic institutes, in order to better understand...

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...

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...

Interview with Jill Mullan, Chief Operating Officer at iSpecimen

Every medical breakthrough starts with the study of afflicted patients, often through their blood, tumor tissue, or other biological material. Thus, it’s critical for the advancement of life science research that scientists can easily procure the human biospecimens they...
Speed is Important in Biobanking but the Promises must be Kept

Speed is Important in Biobanking but the Promises Must be Kept

Hofstadter's Law is the observation that a process will always take longer than expected, even when Hofstadter's Law is taken into account. In other words, time estimates of how long something will take to accomplish will always fall short...

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...

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