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Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

Texas Heart Institute Biorepository Received Equipment Grant from NIH to Support Automation and Modernization

The Texas Heart Institute (THI) Biorepository and Biospecimen Profiling Core Laboratory has received an R24 grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the automation and modernization of the facility’s sample storage and handling process. With this $220,000...

Van Andel Institute Received $7.9 Million from NCI to Expand its Role as Cancer...

Van Andel Institute’s Biorepository has been awarded a $7.9 million, five-year contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue serving as the biorepository for the Cancer MoonshotSM Biobank study. The Institute has served...
UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 Donation from Blazeman Foundation to Expand Research Initiatives and Outreach on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

UM School of Medicine Brain and Tissue Bank to Receive $800,000 to Advance Research...

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) will receive an $800,000 donation to be used by the University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank to advance research into the treatment and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches High-Tech Automated Biobank to Safeguard Critical Biospecimens

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore”...
University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular...

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida Diabetes Institute the home for a new biobank...
University of Szeged’s New Biobank Storage Systems are Now in Operation

University of Szeged’s New Biobank Storage Systems are Now in Operation

The technical handover of the University of Szeged’s new Biobank building has been concluded, along with the process of putting the various storage units, service technologies, building surveillance, and process control systems in operation. The facility will be prepared...
Human Organ Safe Storage a Step Closer with Cryopreservation Discovery

Human Organ Safe Storage a Step Closer with New Cryopreservation Discovery

The team’s discovery of new cryoprotective agents opens the door to many more being developed that could one day help to eliminate the need for organ transplant waiting lists. Their results are published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Cryopreservation is...
GoodCell Launches Personal Biobanking to Store Members' Stem Cells for Personalized Cell Therapies

GoodCell Launches Personal Biobanking to Store Members’ Stem Cells for Future Personalized Therapies

GoodCell, a life sciences company, launched Personal Biobanking, a proactive, preventative healthcare service that allows members to store their own stem cells for potential future personalized therapy.  Thousands of cell and gene therapies are in development to treat diseases and...
German Biobank Alliance Accepts Six New Biobanks

German Biobank Alliance Accepts Six New Biobanks to It’s Network

In five years, the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) has made more than 1.5 million human biospecimens such as blood or tissue available for research projects, resulting in approximately 2,600 scientific publications. Now the biobank alliance welcomes another six biobanks...
Phenomix Sciences Announces First Obesity Biobank Registry to Study Underlying Phenotypes

Phenomix Sciences Announces First Obesity Biobank Registry to Study Underlying Phenotypes

On a mission to conquer obesity, Phenomix Sciences has launched its first obesity biobanking registry and outcomes study. The registry will study variability in obesity by looking at genetic and environmental factors in patients, and analyze interventions that will...

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