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Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

The Texas Heart Institute (THI) Biorepository and Biospecimen Profiling Core Laboratory has received an R24 grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the automation and modernization of the facility’s sample storage and handling process. With this $220,000...
Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin's Metabolic Profiler Software and Database

Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin’s Metabolic Profiler Software and...

Lifespin GmbH, based in Regensburg (Germany), with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, announced that it has launched a new commercial service for the pharmaceutical and biobanking industry to assist companies in key phases of research, development, and manufacturing. Immediate applications of...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore”...
ATCC Awarded New Contract from the National Cancer Institute to Process Biomaterials for Cancer Research

ATCC Awarded New Contract from the National Cancer Institute to Process Biomaterials for Cancer...

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization announced that it has been selected as an awardee for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Field and Biospecimen Support Services contract. Under this contract, ATCC...
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...
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Biobank Continues to Grow after it earns Spot as One of Seven National Biobanks

South Africa’s UWC IMBM Biobank Hosts One of the World’s Richest Microbial Collections

South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. The rich biodiversity is a highly sought-after resource for the development of novel biobased products and processes, and is considered one of the country’s competitive advantages. Research and...
G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking Service

G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking...

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop new global genomics, proteomics, and biobanking service. The collaboration...
Final Sequenced Data Release from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project of UK Biobank

UK Biobank Released Final Data from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project

UK Biobank has added the final tranche of exome sequencing data to its research database. This represents the completion of cohort-wide exome sequencing for over 470,000 participants within the UK Biobank resource. These de-identified data can now be accessed...
University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular...

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida Diabetes Institute the home for a new biobank...
Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Two national biobanks, the Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología (IVO Biobank) in Spain and the Biobanca Multispecialista (BMS) in Italy, have just received biobank standard ISO 20387 accreditation. This is exciting news, because this serves as official recognition that these facilities have skilled personnel, the...

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