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The Need for Patient-Pushed, Real-World Data on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases, is a collective term for a group of disorders characterized by the progressive neurodegeneration of brain cells, leading to dysfunction(s) and abnormal structure(s) in the central and/or peripheral nervous systems. One of the main causes of neurodegeneration...

Biobanks – A Platform for Modern Biomedical Research

Without biomedical research, medicine, as we know it, would be nothing more than a machine gun affair. In simpler words, biomedical research is the substratum that supports evidence-based medicine. Biomedical researchers study biological and pathological processes in order to...

World’s First WHO PQS Prequalified Refrigerated Vehicle Launched by B Medical Systems and Toyota

B Medical Systems, a global leader in the vaccine cold chain industry, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC), and Toyota Motor Corporation announced today the launch of their jointly developed refrigerated vaccine transport vehicle which also has Performance, Quality and Safety...

Interview with Jill Mullan, Chief Operating Officer at iSpecimen

Every medical breakthrough starts with the study of afflicted patients, often through their blood, tumor tissue, or other biological material. Thus, it’s critical for the advancement of life science research that scientists can easily procure the human biospecimens they...

How Biobanks Can Support Personalized Medicine

Biobanks should be an integral part of a comprehensive research platform, not exclusively viewed as a service provider or freezer farm managed with excel sheets. For biobanks to be be viewed as a contributing partner and one that can...
Safety Strategies for Biobanks

Safety for Biobanks: Strategies for Safe COVID-19 Specimens Handling

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country around the world. In less than 4 months, this new disease has affected more than 1,800,000 people and caused almost 120,000 deaths. There are no effective treatments or vaccines for...

How the University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository Achieved CAP Accreditation with OpenSpecimen

Sponsored content brought to you by Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes - “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are...

LIMS Evaluation Guide – 10 Pointers Ahead

The primary objective of a biobank is to provide efficient management of samples and their associated data and thus saving valuable time and effort of researchers. Samples without accurate and reliable data may yield insignificant outcomes and therefore, not...

Best Practices in Biobank Monitoring

Sponsored content brought to you by Maintaining the availability and viability of biological materials and samples for research and development, as well as many other applications, requires standardization for producing, collecting, storing, manufacturing, and distributing these specimens. Establishing best practices for...

Why OpenSpecimen is “Open Source” and Why It Matters?

Sponsored content brought to you by Disclaimer Krishagni is the developer of OpenSpecimen - an open-source software for managing biospecimen data used in 65+ research centers across 16+ countries. While this article promotes “open source”, it does not necessarily promote OpenSpecimen....

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