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Genetic and Health Data Analyses of Finnish Biobank Participants Describe Hundreds of Novel Genetic...

Since initiation in 2017, the FinnGen study has developed into one of the world’s leading biobank-based genomic research projects. Currently FinnGen is completing the construction of a resource that integrates genomic information from 500,000 Finns with more than half...
Mars Petcare Partners with Broad Institute to Establish Open-Access Biobank Database of Dog and Cat Genomes

Mars Petcare Partners with Broad Institute to Establish Open-Access Biobank Database of Dog and...

The genome database will power ongoing scientific efforts worldwide and help advance individualized pet healthcare Insights from this partnership will feed into the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™, a longitudinal study to understand pet health and disease, transforming pet care...
University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence for Personalised Medicine

University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence...

Over the next six years, a consortium led by the University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital will establish a personalised medicine research and development centre of international excellence in Estonia. The project is supported by the European Commission...
Saudi Arabia launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

Saudi Arabia Launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

The National Biobank in Saudi Arabia was inaugurated by the Health Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) Fahad Al-Jalajel. Al-Jalajel said that “this project is one of the important milestones in raising...
VUMC’s BioVU DNA Biobank

World’s Largest DNA Biobank Reaches Milestone to Store More than 300,000 Samples

BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples. Launched in 2007, BioVU is the world’s largest DNA biobank based at a single academic institution. The samples, which are linked...
Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians' immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians’ Immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

The Victorian COVID-19 Vaccinees Collection (VC2), established at the Doherty Institute in May 2021, has collected hundreds of participants' saliva and blood samples both before and after vaccinations and infections, providing a resource for crucial investigations into variants, immunity and vaccines...
UW - Madison Launches New Ophthalmology Tissue Biobank for Eye Diseases Research and Treatments

UW – Madison Launches New Ophthalmology Tissue Biobank for Eye Diseases Research and Treatments

The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) has entered into a new partnership aimed at systematically collecting, storing, processing and distributing human eye tissue for research purposes.  The new ‘tissue biobank’ will provide investigators with high-quality...
European Commission Funded Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) Project Aims to Enable Cross-Border Access to Human Genomics

European Commission Funded Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) Project Aims to Enable Cross-Border Access to...

The European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) is a new €40 million ELIXIR-coordinated project, jointly funded by the European Commission, under the Digital Europe Programme, and participating Member States. The aim of the project is to enable secure access to human genomics...
ShellBank - World's First Traceability Toolkit and DNA database Launched to Disrupt the illegal Marine Turtle Trade

ShellBank – World’s First Traceability Toolkit and DNA Database to Stop Illegal Marine Turtle...

The world’s first traceability toolkit and global database of marine turtle DNA - ShellBank, was launched at the ongoing 19th Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), where member states adopted a...
New Biobank to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data Launched in Uganda

New Biobank Launched to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Boosting Uganda’s Investment in Livestock Development (BUILD) project has established a biorepository to support livestock sample storage and data management in Uganda. Housed at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe, the...

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