World Cord Blood Day Conference | November 15th, 2018 | Online

What? The official World Cord Blood Day 2018 conference When? November 15th, 2018 Where? The internet Cost? Free Register? here The virtual conference will include introductory presentations for expectant parents, STEM students and the general public, as well as several academic lectures specifically designed...

FinnGen Study Uses Thermo Fisher Scientific Custom Microarrays For Biobank Genotyping

Thermo Fisher Scientific Custom Microarrays and the Microarray Research Services program in Santa Clara, California, USA, are being utilized by the FinnGen longitudinal precision medicine study of a Finnish population. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., headquartered in the Greater Boston Area,...

IAVI Has Acquired The Aeras TB Vaccine Clinical Programs And Assets Including Biorepository

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, has announced the transfer to IAVI of Aeras' TB vaccine clinical research programs and assets, consisting of certain clinical staff, clinical programs,...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a serious heart disease.

Biobanking Science: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is one of the most common inherited heart diseases, affecting 1:200 people (1). Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have thickened left ventricles which can lead to life-threatening complications such as arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death (2). Hypertrophic...

Genetic Risk Factor For Erectile Dysfunction Identified For The First Time Using Biobank Data

A study headed by Stephen Van Den Eeden of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA, has for the first time, identified a location (locus) in the human genome that raises a person's risk of...

Trans-Hit Bio Has Established New Collaborations With Mexican Biobanks

Trans-Hit Bio (THB) has announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with Professor Hugo A. Barrera-Saldaña. THB now has collaborations with Mexican institutions such as ONCARE, LABOPAT and National Nutrition Institute (INCMNSZ), and Prof. Barrera-Saldaña’s company Vitagénesis. Trans-Hit Biomarkers Inc...

Million Veteran Program Extends Personalis Sequencing Contracts To Almost 80,000 Human Genomes

Personalis, Inc., founded in 2011, based in Silicon Valley, a provider of advanced genomic sequencing and analytics for immuno-oncology, has announced an extension to their contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to sequence a further 34,000...
Traumatic brain injury can increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Biobanking Science: Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury has been in the news lately because even mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, can increase the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease (1). Many parents have understandably been worried about their children suffering...

Four-Part Mendelspod Podcast Series On Human Biospecimen Quality And Regulations

Scientist.com has announced the completion of a four-part podcast series on human biological samples and biobanking. The four guests offered thoughtful insights and ideas from an academic, pharmaceutical and small business perspective. The episodes were hosted by, and are...

Finnish National THL Biobank Joins BC Platforms’ Global Network of Biobanks

BC Platforms has announced the addition of the THL Biobank, hosted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), to its Global Network of Biobanks. BC Platforms, founded in 1997 from an MIT Whitehead project spinoff, is in...