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ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER 2022 Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking - Nahla M. Afifi  The ISBER Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking is designed to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of biobanking. Dr. Nahla Maher Afifi earned her MBBCh with...
New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

The Swedish government decides on a legal council referral where it is proposed that the current Biobanks Act from 2003 be replaced by new legislation. The new bill from the government promotes research and healthcare when unnecessary administration is...
Cherry-Picking and Reformatting Tubes From Acoustix Racks

Cherry-Picking and Reformatting Tubes From Acoustix Racks

A new adaptor kit enables the Ziath Mohawk tube selector to quickly and easily pick and reformat tubes from Azenta Life Sciences Acoustix racks used by the latest generation of Labcyte® Echo® acoustic liquid dispensers. Acoustix is a small sample tube with a screw cap which has been...
Polygenic Risk Scores in diverse populations

Biobank Data Reveals African Ancestry is Less Likely to Identify High-Risk Individuals Through Polygenic...

An international research consortium led by the University of Helsinki has performed the largest study to date evaluating the transferability of genome-wide polygenic risk scores across ancestries. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) measure genetic disease susceptibility by combining risk effects...
Frozen sperm biobank: A new long-term and cost-effective model could help save endangered koalas species

Frozen Sperm Biobank: A New Long-term and Cost-effective Model Could Help Save Endangered Koalas...

Biobanking and assisted reproduction could become a reality for koalas by leveraging the existing technology used to help humans conceive. A detailed model, published today in the international journal Animals, reveals this would significantly help captive breeding programs to retain genetic diversity,...
ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA to Support its ARS Agency

ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA Including the Creation of ARS Resources Collection...

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded two projects, with a combined value of $385,000, by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support its Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agency over...
Ziath Sample Management Innovation at Analytica 2022

Ziath Sample Management Innovation at Analytica 2022

Designed for easy portability, the new Ziath Handheld 3 is a compact and powerful device for reading single 2D bar-coded tubes and editing or updating the sample information, adding extra details, or changing locations in a connected LIMS or...
Academic manager for the biobank Karina Standahl Olsen

UiT’s Treasury Received Millions to Solve Health Challenges Namely Biobanking Storage Capacity

Through the Norwegian biobank consortium, to ensure the research core facility and solve major challenges in the biobanking domain, UiT has received an award of almost 20 million NOK from the Research Council. The biobank stores human biological material...
Monash launches flagship biological storage facility: Biobanking Victoria

Biobanking Victoria: Australia’s First Industry-Focused Flagship Biobank Launched by Monash University

Monash University has officially launched Australia’s first industry-focused storage facility for biological material to support medical research and commercialisation opportunities. Biobanking Victoria is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a valuable link between researchers and industry, generously supported by the Victorian...
NATA’s biobanking accreditation

NATA’s Biobanking Accreditation Set to Expand the Emerging Australian Biobanking Industry

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) believes Australia’s fledgling biobanking industry is set for rapid expansion after it granted accreditation to the country’s first facility for the internationally recognised biobanking standard ISO 20387. Biobanking Victoria, part of Monash University,...

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