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C-BIG Repository: World’s Leading Open Access Biobank of Neurological Disorders

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) has launched the Clinical Biospecimen Imaging and Genetic (C-BIG) Repository, one of the largest biorepositories of neurological disorders in the world, as an open access resource for the global scientific community. The C-BIG Repository...

BioIVT Acquires Tissue Solutions, a UK-based Virtual Biobank

BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug and diagnostic development, just announced the acquisition of Tissue Solutions Ltd., a virtual biobank based in Glasgow, UK. Tissue Solutions provides medical researchers with high quality human tissue and...

BioLife Solutions to Acquire Biobanking Service Provider SciSafe in a $30 Million Deal

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SciSafe,...
NIAID has awarded ATCC with a $1.9 million task order contract

ATCC Awarded a $1.9 million Contract from NIAID to Develop Well-characterized Challenge Materials

With the advancement of modern biomedical research, new discoveries and potential treatments are being developed in many scientific fields, including genetics, molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry. As a biological resource, pathogenic organisms are important in the field of microbiology. There...

MRC The Gambia Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Drive Automation and Efficiency

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG), a major center for medical research excellence in West Africa, has chosen Matrix Gemini LIMS to manage data in its laboratories. The LIMS links with the in-house Electronic Medical Records System...
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...

Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from NHGRI to Continue Managing Biorepository for Human Genetic...

The National Human Genome Research Institute has renewed its collaborative agreement with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. For another five years, Coriell will continue to manage the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research, a collection of cell...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Next-Generation Remote Monitoring Solution to Support Optimal Sample Safety and...

Watham, MA – (July 14, 2020) – Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, clinical and academic laboratories can now benefit from a next-generation remote monitoring solution designed to enable superior levels of sample protection, workflow efficiencies, asset/cost optimization and regulatory compliance. With the option for an...

Global Cooling Inc.’s Innovative Stirling Ultracold Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers Secure Funding

Global Cooling Inc., developer and manufacturer of Stirling Ultracold ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers featuring the innovative free-piston Stirling engine cooling system, has announced that it has secured Series B funding, led by Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF). Stirling Ultracold will use the investment for...

Syntegra Partners with Nashville Biosciences on Biobank Data Analysis for Drug R&D

Syntegra and Nashville Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), just announced a collaboration to accelerate data driven innovation and research for drug discovery and development. Nashville Biosciences was created to facilitate commercial R&D uses of...

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