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Biobanking Science: CRISPR Gene Editing to Treat Human Disease

This year has seen a flurry of good news about CRISPR gene editing clinical trials in human patients. CRISPR-Cas 9 is a gene editing tool capable of providing specific changes to genes in a wide range of animal models....

MedGenome Selects Applied Biosystems™ Axiom™ Platform For South Asian Research Genotyping

MedGenome, a global leader in personalized medicine, has developed a proprietary genotyping array to efficiently enable large-scale genetic studies focused on South Asian populations. The South Asian Research Genotyping Array by MedGenome ("SARGAM") will be optimized for capturing the unique variants found in...
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,...
HIV-1 stable in biobanked plasma samples.

Biobanking Science: HIV RNA Stable at -80°C in Biobanks

Biobanks facilitate research by collecting, storing and sharing samples. One of the major concerns that biobanks face is how to best maintain sample quality over long time periods. The AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) is one of biggest groups...

BC Platforms Collaboratively Extends Health Data Discovery Across The UK’s National Biobank Network

BC Platforms has announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with the UK's national biobanking platform in order to enable clinical and genetic data to be integrated, supported by the recently established Health Data Research UK institute....

World Cord Blood Day Conference | November 15th, 2018 | Online

What? The official World Cord Blood Day 2018 conference When? November 15th, 2018 Where? The internet Cost? Free Register? here The virtual conference will include introductory presentations for expectant parents, STEM students and the general public, as well as several academic lectures specifically designed...

Proteostasis Therapeutics Contributes To HIT-CF Europe Cystic Fibrosis Organoid Drug Screens

Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., has announced that it has been invited to join the HIT-CF Europe, a pan European strategic initiative which seeks to validate a personalized therapy approach for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with extremely rare genetic mutations. Founded in...

NIH Director Statement: Dr. Joshua Denny Selected As CEO Of The “All of Us”...

I am delighted to announce the selection of Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., as Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program. As CEO, Josh will oversee NIH’s efforts to build one of the largest and most comprehensive...

The American Migraine Foundation Launches Its New ARMR Biobank

According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), migraine is estimated to affect more than 37 million people in the U.S., however, a large, comprehensive, multicenter patient registry and biorepository has not existed until now. "We still have a long way...

BC Platforms Partners With Google Cloud For Global Services

BC Platforms, founded in 1997 from an MIT Whitehead project spinoff, is in the business of powerful genomic data management and analysis solutions. The company has global operations with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, research and development in Helsinki,...

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