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...
Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

A biobanking system has become a crucial tool for improving healthcare outcomes through basic and clinical research. The revolution in biobanks, biorepositories, and biospecimen science is driven by a variety of technological advances including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics,...
Ultra-low Temperature Freezers Have Become Important for Today’s Cell and Gene Therapies

Ultra-low Temperature Freezers Have Become Important for Today’s Cell and Gene Therapies

Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers (ULTs) can make an important contribution in the field of cell and gene therapies. For a long time, complex cryopreservation with liquid nitrogen was the standard for freezing all therapeutic substances. However, studies show that some...
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...
Autoscribe Raises the Efficiency Bar with the Release of Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.6

Autoscribe Raises the Efficiency Bar with the Release of Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.6

Autoscribe Informatics, the global leader in configurable Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announced the release of Matrix Gemini version 6.6. The December 2022 release includes a number of enhancements designed to improve the user experience even further. The ability to...
Fast and accurate DNA sample selection

Fast and Accurate DNA Sample Selection

Ziath reports how a leading Dutch genome diagnostics lab is using their Mohawk semi-automated tube picker to retrieve DNA samples accurately and rapidly from their extensive biobank. The Genome Diagnostics Laboratory (AGDx) is centred at the VU Medical Centre in...
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...
iSpecimen Appoints Joseph J. Basile to Board of Directors

iSpecimen Appoints Joseph J. Basile to Board of Directors

iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC) ("iSpecimen" or the "Company"), an online global marketplace that connects scientists in need of biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, announced that the Company has appointed Joseph J. Basile to...