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Europe's Leading Cancer Image Biobank (EUCAIM) Launched by Quibim and European Commission

Europe’s Leading Cancer Image Biobank (EUCAIM) Launched by Quibim and European Commission

This partnership is a significant step forward in the fight against cancer. The project will provide a central hub and a federated infrastructure that will link EU-level and national initiatives, hospital networks, and research repositories with cancer images...
BioGrad to Open the UK's Second Largest Biobank Facility in Liverpool as Part of a £7.6m Investment into New Headquarters

BioGrad to Open the UK’s Second Largest Biobank Facility in Liverpool

BioGrad is to open the UK's second largest biobank facility in Liverpool, as part of a £7.6m investment into a new headquarters at Wavertree Technology Park. In collaboration with the University of Leicester, BioGrad biobank has already welcomed up to...
Saudi Arabia launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

Saudi Arabia Launches National Biobank to Enhance Public Health System

The National Biobank in Saudi Arabia was inaugurated by the Health Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) Fahad Al-Jalajel. Al-Jalajel said that “this project is one of the important milestones in raising...
VUMC’s BioVU DNA Biobank

World’s Largest DNA Biobank Reaches Milestone to Store More than 300,000 Samples

BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples. Launched in 2007, BioVU is the world’s largest DNA biobank based at a single academic institution. The samples, which are linked...
Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

Automated Biobanking: Advantages, Benefits and Future Directions

A biobanking system has become a crucial tool for improving healthcare outcomes through basic and clinical research. The revolution in biobanks, biorepositories, and biospecimen science is driven by a variety of technological advances including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics,...
Ultra-low Temperature Freezers Have Become Important for Today’s Cell and Gene Therapies

Ultra-low Temperature Freezers Have Become Important for Today’s Cell and Gene Therapies

Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers (ULTs) can make an important contribution in the field of cell and gene therapies. For a long time, complex cryopreservation with liquid nitrogen was the standard for freezing all therapeutic substances. However, studies show that some...
UW - Madison Launches New Ophthalmology Tissue Biobank for Eye Diseases Research and Treatments

UW – Madison Launches New Ophthalmology Tissue Biobank for Eye Diseases Research and Treatments

The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) has entered into a new partnership aimed at systematically collecting, storing, processing and distributing human eye tissue for research purposes.  The new ‘tissue biobank’ will provide investigators with high-quality...
New Biobank to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data Launched in Uganda

New Biobank Launched to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Boosting Uganda’s Investment in Livestock Development (BUILD) project has established a biorepository to support livestock sample storage and data management in Uganda. Housed at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe, the...
Tampa General Hospital Partners with USF Health to Establish Precision Medicine Biorepository

Tampa General Hospital Partners with USF Health to Establish Precision Medicine Biorepository

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and USF Health is announcing the opening of the TGH | USF Health Precision Medicine Biorepository. The Health Precision Medicine Biorepository is a secure facility that collects, catalogs and stores samples of biological material for medical research. “The biorepository will drive leading-edge scientific collaboration with the...
Sample lifecycle in a human biobank

Utilizing Modular Biobanking Software in Different Types of Biobanking Activities

Abstract Biobanking defines all activities linked to bioresource management—whether of human, animal, microbial, or environmental origin—which means that any biobank information management system should take into account the multistep life cycle of the samples: from acquisition, through preparation, storage, to...

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