The American Migraine Foundation Launches Its New ARMR Biobank

According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), migraine is estimated to affect more than 37 million people in the U.S., however, a large, comprehensive,...

Brooks Automation, Inc. has acquired BioSpeciMan Corporation Biorepository

  Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS) is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences....
Biobanks can isolate macromolecules from paraffin-embedded tissues.

Biobanking Science: Mining Paraffin-Embedded Samples for DNA, RNA and Protein

Biobanks may choose to store biological samples as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) blocks. FFPE preservation is the standard method of collecting and storing surgical pathology...

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Biorepository

  Founded in 2011, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Biorepository (NMNH) is thought to be the largest museum-based natural history biorepository in existence....
UK Biobank quantifies DNA

Biobanking Science: UK Biobank Compares DNA Quantification Methods

UK Biobank is a major resource for health researchers around the world. UK Biobank collects and stores health, genetic and lifestyle data on 500,000...

International ME/CFS Canadian Collaborative Team Conference – Biobanking On The Agenda In Montréal

A Statistics Canada unpublished Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) reports that just over 560,000 patients were diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2015.  In Québec, tens...

$15 Million Awarded To nPOD – The World’s Largest Biobank Of Pancreatic Tissue

Type I diabetes (T1D) also known as juvenile diabetes, although many adults have T1D, is an autoimmune disease primarily mediated by T-cells that causes...

The REDinREN Biobank

  Established in 2007, the REDinREN Biobank is a non-profit organisation that hosts a large collection of samples for kidney disease biomedical research. It specialises...

US Biolab Corporation Biobank

US Biolab Corporation, Inc has a global biobank with access to a diverse range of human biospecimens in various disease states to meet research...
Biobanks can comply with regulatory requirements by following ISBER Best Practices.

Biobanking Science: ISBER Best Practices for Biobanks

Biobanks face the challenge of storing and handling many different types of biological samples. Unlike chemicals, biological samples are living. Therefore, it is much...