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Brooks Automation and Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Opening of New Biobanking Facility

Brooks Automation, Inc. and Cleveland Clinic have opened a new 22,000-square-foot biospecimen sample management and repository facility on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. The two-story biorepository is managed by Azenta Life Sciences, Brooks' recently re-branded life sciences division, and includes...

Age-Of-Onset Genome-Wide Association Studies In Allergic Disease

Susceptibility to allergic diseases can be predicted by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) based on biobanks of sequenced DNA from people with said diseases. Knowing the likely age-of-onset of these diseases would be helpful for risk management and lifestyle adjustment....

Bone Marrow And Peripheral Blood Primary Cells Added To The iSpecimen® Marketplace

iSpecimen® has announced significantly enhanced human biospecimen offerings, aimed at addressing the needs of leading life science and cell therapy researchers, with the addition of fresh primary hematopoietic cells, affirming the iSpecimen® Marketplace as one of the most complete...
Molecular characterization of Pediatric cancer Data

NIH Launches Program to Offer Molecular Characterization of Pediatric Cancer Data

The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched the Molecular Characterization Initiative for pediatric tumors and this program offers tumor molecular characterization, also called biomarker testing, to children, adolescents, and young adults with newly diagnosed central...
Azenta Announces Agreement to Acquire B Medical Systems

Azenta Announces Agreement to Acquire B Medical Systems

Azenta, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZTA) just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B Medical Systems S.á r.l and its subsidiaries (“B Medical”), a market leader in temperature-controlled storage and transportation solutions that enables the delivery...

New Research Into Impact Of Lifestyle On Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

New research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles, USA, suggests healthy lifestyle choices including healthy diet, exercise, and cognitive stimulation, may decrease risk of cognitive decline and dementia. The research suggests that lifestyle modifications may reduce risk...
University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Joins DARWIN EU® Network to Support Europe's Public Health, Medicine Regulation and Safety with Collected Health Data

University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Joins DARWIN EU® Network to Support Europe’s Public Health,...

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has chosen the University of Tartu as one of the data partners for the DARWIN EU® network. This partnership marks the beginning of a collaborative effort to utilize health data across Europe, with the...
An Oversubscribed US$8.15M Raised by Asa Ren to Build an Indonesia Population DNA Database

Oversubscribed US$8.15M Raised by Asa Ren to Build an Indonesia Population DNA Database

Asa Ren, a leading DNA data company based in Indonesia, recently announced the closing of a new early stage round of fundings of US$ 8.15 Million. This oversubscribed round was co-led by Top Harvest Capital (Silicon Valley USA), Kejora Capital (Kejora-SBI...

TreeFrog Therapeutics Raises $7.8M To Develop C-Stem™ 3D Stem Cell Culture In Multiple Indications

TreeFrog Therapeutics, an expert stem cell company, has raised €7.1M (USD $7.8M) in a Series A funding round. The proceeds will be used to transition the company’s C-Stem™ technology to cGMP standards by 2021 and to develop proprietary and collaborative cell therapy...

Be The Match BioBank Cryopreservation Service Launched by NMDP/Be The Match

The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® today announced the launch of a new cryopreservation service, Be The Match BioBank, aimed at providing hematopoietic cell transplant patients, allogeneic blood stem cell donors and physicians a predictable path to transplant. Through...

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