3D Liver Structures Developed By International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO), founded in 2001, and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. The liver works to...
Biorepositories store brains.

Biobanking Science: Managing Brain Biorepositories

Brain biorepositories such as the NeuroBioBank in the US, the BrainNet Europe consortium and the SIREN biobanks in Africa support research into brain diseases by providing valuable biospecimens. Biorepositories must follow best practices to maintain the quality of biobanked...

The Open-Access Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Chicago, was founded in 2000 by Albert Rose and Michael Rosenzweig, and is dedicated to identifying effective pulmonary fibrosis treatments and mobilizing people and resources to provide access to...

Perspectum Diagnostics LiverMultiScan cT1 Measure, A Potential Biomarker For Liver Health

Perspectum Diagnostics is an Oxford, UK based company founded in 2012, in partnership with the University of Oxford, that delivers digital technologies to help clinicians provide better care for patients with liver disease. Their vision is to empower patients...
H3Africa biobanks and studies.

Biobanking Science: Lessons from African Biobanks

With the recent advances in genomic sequencing, proteomics and precision medicine, biobanks are becoming more prevalent around the world. So are large-scale population studies such as the UK Biobank. H3Africa Project and Biobanks The Human, Hereditary and Health in Africa (H3Africa)...

Japan Patent Office Grants Pluristem Therapeutics Patent For “Treating Radiation or Chemical Injury”

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., founded in 2003 and based in Haifa, Israel, is a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products. The Company has reported robust clinical trial data in multiple indications for its patented PLacental eXpanded (PLX) cells and...

Scleroderma Research Foundation To Build “CONQUER” Database And Biorepository – Partners With Major Medical...

The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in San Francisco. The SRF mission is to fund and facilitate the most promising, highest quality research aimed at improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for scleroderma. The...

Marianne K. Henderson, Senior Advisor on Biobanking, Joins the Scientific Advisory Board of CloudLIMS

CloudLIMS, a Laboratory Information Management company specialized in offering data management solutions for biorepositories, today announced that Ms. Marianne K. Henderson has joined its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), contributing her rich experience in the biobanking to the company’s informatics...

CARSTAR Funds Patient Participation In The Cystic Fibrosis Individualized Therapy Research Biobank

CARSTAR, a part of the Driven Brands, Inc., is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces. This June, CARSTAR raised thousands of dollars...
Precision medicine requires large amounts of data.

Biobanking Science: Patient Attitudes to Precision Medicine Studies

Governments and research organizations around the world are conducting large long-term precision medicine projects to understand how genetic and lifestyle factors cause disease. Longitudinal projects such as the UK Biobank and the Precision Medicine Initiative in the US collect...