Biobanked plasma samples had stable IL6 and CRP levels

Biobanking Science: How Storage Affects Inflammatory Biomarkers

Biobanking storage conditions can affect long-term sample quality and integrity1. A number of biomarkers are particularly sensitive to storage temperature and can degrade even when biobanked at -80°C. Furthermore, researchers often struggle with variable results from assays run in...

BC Platforms Partners With Google Cloud For Global Services

BC Platforms, founded in 1997 from an MIT Whitehead project spinoff, is in the business of powerful genomic data management and analysis solutions. The company has global operations with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, research and development in Helsinki,...

Forever Labs Secures $2 Million For Stem Cell Banking

According to Health Services Research, approaching 80% of lifetime healthcare expenditures occur after age 40. Forever Labs was founded in 2015 with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is a longevity company set to transform the healthcare industry by banking...

Agilent Technologies To Acquire Genohm

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Genohm, a privately held company. Genohm develops on-premise, highly differentiated, cloud-based software solutions for laboratory management. Genohm is also a featured sponsor of Biobanking.com. With over 50 years...
Biobanks can use slow freezing, rapid cooling or vitrification to cryopreserve and biobank mouse embryos.

Biobanking Science: Cryopreserving Mouse Embryos

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is one of the biggest suppliers of transgenic mice for biomedical research. JAX has a large biobank that cryopreserves and recovers thousands of different mouse strains. Biobanking mouse strains has many benefits for researchers. Biobanking...

iSpecimen Marketplace Adds Expert Advisory Board

  The marketplace for human biospecimens, iSpecimen has its head office in Lexington, MA, USA. The company aims to provide researchers with the samples they need from the most appropriate sources. The company is privately held and developed the online...

The Arizona Biospecimen Consortium (ABC)

The biorepositories of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Maricopa Integrated Health System in Arizona state USA collaborate to form the Arizona Biospecimen Consortium (ABC). It is funded by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC),...

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, multicenter patient registry and biorepository has not existed until now. "We still have a long way...

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. Brooks' technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure...
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 samples. This biobanking method preserves tissue morphology at room temperature for many years and is...