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iSpecimen Names Tracy Curley as Chief Executive Officer

iSpecimen Names Tracy Curley as Chief Executive Officer

iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC) ("iSpecimen" or the "Company"), an online global marketplace that connects scientists in need of biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tracy Curley,...
BioGrad to Open the UK's Second Largest Biobank Facility in Liverpool as Part of a £7.6m Investment into New Headquarters

BioGrad to Open the UK’s Second Largest Biobank Facility in Liverpool

BioGrad is to open the UK's second largest biobank facility in Liverpool, as part of a £7.6m investment into a new headquarters at Wavertree Technology Park. In collaboration with the University of Leicester, BioGrad biobank has already welcomed up to...
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Creating a Zoological Specimen Biobank

Ziath has donated 2D-barcode scanners, software, and barcoded sample tubes to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to assist them in creating a unique biobank of zoological specimens that will be available to researchers worldwide. Assembled over the last 40...
Think a LIMS Is Not for Your Industry? - Think Again

Think a LIMS Is Not for Your Industry? – Think Again

Recent data released by Autoscribe Informatics shows the breadth of industries purchasing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS); many for the first time. This market analysis from recent projects shows the cross-section of clients is moving well beyond what...
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Sampled Leader Highlights Role of Biobanking in Addressing Historic Inequities in Healthcare

The Chief Scientific Officer at Sampled1 issued a call to action for greater diversity in clinical trial recruitment and the collection of biosamples in a letter in the current issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking. The letter by Sheldon et al,...
Saudi Arabia launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

Saudi Arabia Launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

The National Biobank in Saudi Arabia was inaugurated by the Health Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) Fahad Al-Jalajel. Al-Jalajel said that “this project is one of the important milestones in raising...
VUMC’s BioVU DNA Biobank

World’s Largest DNA Biobank Reaches Milestone to Store More than 300,000 Samples

BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples. Launched in 2007, BioVU is the world’s largest DNA biobank based at a single academic institution. The samples, which are linked...
Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians' immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians’ Immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

The Victorian COVID-19 Vaccinees Collection (VC2), established at the Doherty Institute in May 2021, has collected hundreds of participants' saliva and blood samples both before and after vaccinations and infections, providing a resource for crucial investigations into variants, immunity and vaccines...
Autoscribe Raises the Efficiency Bar with the Release of Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.6

Autoscribe Raises the Efficiency Bar with the Release of Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.6

Autoscribe Informatics, the global leader in configurable Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announced the release of Matrix Gemini version 6.6. The December 2022 release includes a number of enhancements designed to improve the user experience even further. The ability to...
Fast and accurate DNA sample selection

Fast and Accurate DNA Sample Selection

Ziath reports how a leading Dutch genome diagnostics lab is using their Mohawk semi-automated tube picker to retrieve DNA samples accurately and rapidly from their extensive biobank. The Genome Diagnostics Laboratory (AGDx) is centred at the VU Medical Centre in...

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