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The Brainstorm Consortium has analyzed data from over 1 million people.

Biobanking Science: Brainstorm Consortium Finds Genetic Link for Brain Diseases

One of the major benefits of biobanking is the ability to safely collect and store large numbers of biological samples. This allows researchers to generate large datasets to study the genetic cause of various diseases. The Brainstorm Consortium uses...

A2LA Accredits First Human Biobank to ISO 20387

April 3, 2020, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Forever Labs, located in Michigan, to ISO 20387:2018 for human biobanking activities. Forever Labs is the first human biobank in the United States to be...
H3Africa biobanks and studies.

Biobanking Science: Lessons from African Biobanks

With the recent advances in genomic sequencing, proteomics and precision medicine, biobanks are becoming more prevalent around the world. So are large-scale population studies such as the UK Biobank. H3Africa Project and Biobanks The Human, Hereditary and Health in Africa (H3Africa)...

Brooks Life Sciences rebranded as Azenta Life Sciences to Advance Innovative Sample Solutions

Today Brooks Automation, Inc. announces Brooks Life Sciences Services and Products businesses will be rebranded under the creation of a new identity – Azenta Life Sciences ("Azenta"). Azenta will bring together our existing portfolio of life sciences products and...
Cancer biobanks aid research

Biobanking Science: Cancer Biobanks

Cancer is major cause of death worldwide and mortality levels remain high despite the development of new therapeutics and other cancer treatments. Cancer biobanks are an integral part of the fight against cancer because they facilitate research into new...

Brooks Automation, Inc. has acquired BioSpeciMan Corporation Biorepository

  Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS) is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks' technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure...

‘Human Emulation System’ as a Platform for Drug Discovery – Partnership with Roche

The ‘Human Emulation System’ is an organ-on-chip technology developed by Emulate, Inc. The chips are made from transparent polymers and are about the size of an AA battery, though they are flat. They contain microfluidic channels that can be...

The Pharma Proteomics Project: UK Biobank Collaborating with Biopharma Consortium to Study Plasma Proteome

UK Biobank, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive biomedical databases and research resources, announced that a consortium of ten biopharmaceutical companies. According to UK Biobank, the Pharma Proteomics Project will be one of the world’s largest studies...

Regeneron Confirms New Chronic Liver Disease Drug Target Using Biobank Data

For the first time Regeneron has reported a variant in the HSD17B13 gene that is associated with reduced risk of, in other words protection from, various chronic liver diseases for which there are currently no approved therapeutics . The...

Allele Biotech to Collaborate with Cellatoz on Cell Therapy and iPSC Biobanking

Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, California, today announced the signing of a MOU with Cellatoz Therapeutics, a South Korean corporation, to form a business relationship on areas of mutual interest in the field of cell therapy. iPSC-based cell...

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