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The International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) Biobank (IBB)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of the IARC is to promote international collaboration in cancer research. The Agency is inter-disciplinary, converging skills in epidemiology, laboratory sciences...
Biobanking professionals should be aware of leached compounds from plastic consumables.

Biobanking Science: Plastic Tubes Can Contaminate Biobanked Samples

Plastics Can Cause Experimental Errors in Biobanks Biobanks and laboratories use an array of plastic consumables such as pipette tips, sample storage tubes and cell culture flasks. Plastic consumables are convenient, cost-effective and can be sterile, DNase and RNase free....

Mars Petcare Acquires OptiGen, LLC And Its Extensive Canine Eye Disease Biobank

Mars Petcare a global business serving the health and nutrition needs of almost half the world's pets. With over 75 years of experience, Mars Petcare has developed a portfolio of almost 50 brands, including the leading global pet nutrition...

The UK ME/CFS Biobank – Building A Network

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic, fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. ME affects an estimated 1 in 500 people in the UK, and around 17 million people...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Spins Its BioVU® Biobank Into Nashville Biosciences

In 2016, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was selected by the NIH to be the Data and Research Support Center for the biobank program now referred to as “All of Us” which aims to establish a national cohort of...
Biobanking can cause significant freezing and thawing stress to cells.

Biobanking Science: New Non-Toxic Cryoprotectant Solutions

Cell therapy is a rapidly growing field that uses live cells to treat patients. This presents unique biobanking challenges because, unlike traditional pharmaceutical products, cells must be alive and functional to be effective therapeutics. Unless cell therapy cells are...

Cesca Therapeutics Inc. Has Released The X-Mini™ Cell Selection Kit For The CAR-T Research...

Two CAR-T cell therapies have been approved by the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the past year for blood cancers. Cellular therapies have been approved in the past such as Provenge for prostate cancer, the IP of...

Sekisui XenoTech Research Biobank Adds Fatty Liver Disease Assets

Sekisui XenoTech, LLC is a global Contract Research Organization (CRO). Established for almost 25 years, the company offers an ever-evolving selection of cell and tissue-based products, screening, radiolabeling, API manufacturing, in vitro ADME Tox and pharmacology, in vivo ADME...

The Frozen Ark Biobank

It has been estimated that dozens of species of plants and animals are currently experiencing extinction every day . Ecosystems are essential for the biological stability of the planet and are also great economic resources in the form of...
ultra-fast vitrification

Biobanking Science: High-Speed Freezing Protects Tumor Cell Quality

Biobanks around the world store many different types of biological samples. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are commonly stored in biobanks as these cells can be used to diagnose cancer in patients and to monitor disease progression. CTCs break off...

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