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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...
Reliable Ultra-Low Freezers for the Storage of Cancer Biomarkers

Reliable Ultra-Low Freezers for the Storage of Cancer Biomarkers

The use of tumour markers to diagnose, assess prognosis, and select a suitable cancer treatment has become possible due to the development of inexpensive and user-friendly molecular analysis tools such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Maintaining the integrity...
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...
Dubai to Open UAE's First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to boost Medical Research and New Discoveries

Dubai to Open UAE’s First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to Boost Medical Research and...

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that it will establish the UAE’s first robotic biobank, in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and...
ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER Announced the 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking

ISBER 2022 Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking - Nahla M. Afifi  The ISBER Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking is designed to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of biobanking. Dr. Nahla Maher Afifi earned her MBBCh with...
Polygenic Risk Scores in diverse populations

Biobank Data Reveals African Ancestry is Less Likely to Identify High-Risk Individuals Through Polygenic...

An international research consortium led by the University of Helsinki has performed the largest study to date evaluating the transferability of genome-wide polygenic risk scores across ancestries. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) measure genetic disease susceptibility by combining risk effects...
Molecular characterization of Pediatric cancer Data

NIH Launches Program to Offer Molecular Characterization of Pediatric Cancer Data

The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched the Molecular Characterization Initiative for pediatric tumors and this program offers tumor molecular characterization, also called biomarker testing, to children, adolescents, and young adults with newly diagnosed central...

Northwell, Indivumed Attain Cancer Research Biobanking Milestone and Extend Joint Partnership

Individualized cancer diagnosis and treatment regimens are the future of oncology care and require harnessing the advances of scientific research. In a milestone moment, Northwell Health and its partner Indivumed GmbH, a Hamburg, Germany-based oncology research company, have successfully consented 1,000 patients,...

WTAP Gene Polymorphisms Modify Risk Of Hepatoblastoma

Hepatoblastoma is a form of cancer that accounts for 80% of childhood liver cancers, but only 1% of childhood cancers in total. It usually presents between birth and three years of age. As it is a relatively rare tumour...

Lessons Learned From Participation In The 100,000 Genomes Project

The 100,000 Genomes Project (100KGP) was established to sequence genomes from people including around 85,000 UK National Health Service (NHS) patients affected by a rare disease, or cancer. Announced in 2012, the main aims were to: establish genomic medicine provision...

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