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Autoscribe Uses Webinar Format to Explain LIMS Validation

Autoscribe Informatics took the opportunity in a recent webinar to discuss the much-misunderstood subject of LIMS validation. Within regulated environments LIMS validation is a vital process, and yet is a subject that is open to many different interpretations. Regulatory...

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,...

Discovery Life Sciences Acquires Europe-based East West Biopharma and Becomes the Global Market Leader...

Discovery Life Sciences™ (Discovery), a global leader in biospecimen, genomic sequencing, cell, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) services, announced today the acquisition of East West Biopharma, a leading human biospecimen contract research organization in Europe powered by the largest biocollection network in Ukraine. The...

First Biobank for Chromosome 15 Disorders in Australia

The first biobank in Australia aiming to improve research and treatments into rare genetic diseases caused by changes to genes on chromosome 15, including Prader-Willi Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome, will be established at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Prader-Willi...

Avantor® Opens New Biobank Facility in Germany to Support Scientific Research and Clinical Trials

Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, just opened its new biorepository and sample archiving facility in Europe. Strategically located near the...

SPT Life Sciences Announces Acquisition of LBD Life Sciences

Cambridge, UK, 15 September 2020 — SPT Life Sciences, a global group of innovative technology companies focused on supporting the life sciences industry to deliver more effective research, has today announced the completion of the acquisition of LBD Life Sciences,...

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...

Brooks Automation Acquires Biospecimen Procurement CRO Trans-Hit Biomarkers

Brooks Automation, Inc. just announced that it has acquired Trans-Hit Biomarkers Inc. (THB), a worldwide biospecimen procurement service provider based in Montreal Canada. THB has an extensive collection capability for biospecimens and clinical samples through a worldwide partner network of...

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...

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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