Dubai to Open UAE's First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to boost Medical Research and New Discoveries

Dubai to Open UAE’s First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to Boost Medical Research and...

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that it will establish the UAE’s first robotic biobank, in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and...
How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

Just as many industries across the globe were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, biobanks worldwide were also feeling the strain. The facilities had to deal with operational changes, disruption to their supply chains, loss of staff members to illness, issues...
Ultra-Low Temperature Storage of Tissues and Blood Specimens

Ultra-Low Temperature Storage of Tissues and Blood Specimens

Every year, millions of biospecimens, including human tissues and blood, are preserved around the world for disease diagnosis and research. Biological samples can be maintained for extended periods of time for future use or to allow transportation to different...
ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER 2022 Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking - Nahla M. Afifi  The ISBER Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking is designed to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of biobanking. Dr. Nahla Maher Afifi earned her MBBCh with...
New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

The Swedish government decides on a legal council referral where it is proposed that the current Biobanks Act from 2003 be replaced by new legislation. The new bill from the government promotes research and healthcare when unnecessary administration is...
Cherry-Picking and Reformatting Tubes From Acoustix Racks

Cherry-Picking and Reformatting Tubes From Acoustix Racks

A new adaptor kit enables the Ziath Mohawk tube selector to quickly and easily pick and reformat tubes from Azenta Life Sciences Acoustix racks used by the latest generation of Labcyte® Echo® acoustic liquid dispensers. Acoustix is a small sample tube with a screw cap which has been...
Polygenic Risk Scores in diverse populations

Biobank Data Reveals African Ancestry is Less Likely to Identify High-Risk Individuals Through Polygenic...

An international research consortium led by the University of Helsinki has performed the largest study to date evaluating the transferability of genome-wide polygenic risk scores across ancestries. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) measure genetic disease susceptibility by combining risk effects...
Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

We live in a world that is being transformed by the scientific revolution. Traditionally, biobank was a term used to describe a biorepository for biological tissues. Today, biobanks are used in a much broader context and are used to...
Frozen sperm biobank: A new long-term and cost-effective model could help save endangered koalas species

Frozen Sperm Biobank: A New Long-term and Cost-effective Model Could Help Save Endangered Koalas...

Biobanking and assisted reproduction could become a reality for koalas by leveraging the existing technology used to help humans conceive. A detailed model, published today in the international journal Animals, reveals this would significantly help captive breeding programs to retain genetic diversity,...
ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA to Support its ARS Agency

ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA Including the Creation of ARS Resources Collection...

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded two projects, with a combined value of $385,000, by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support its Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agency over...