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RENACER: World's First Biobank of Brain Metastasis Living Samples

RENACER: World’s First Biobank of Brain Metastasis Living Samples

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have developed RENACER, the world's first biorepository of brain metastases live samples. Comprising samples from 18 Spanish hospitals, RENACER allows the study of cancer cells responses to drugs in live...
VA SHIELD Biorepository Further Developed to Combat Emerging Diseases

VA SHIELD Biorepository Further Developed to Combat Emerging Diseases

As a part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to address emerging diseases, the VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) has founded a central repository for biological specimens and data known as the Science and...
Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia Receives $6M Grant to Establish National Research Platforms

Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia Receives $6M Grant to Establish National Research Platforms

The NCRIS Health Group has granted Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia's project almost $6 million AUD from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to establish a connected research platform network that will advance brain cancer research in Australia. The project...
FSH ICU Registered Nurse Catarina Wylde, FSH ICU Registered Nurse Nicholas Anthony, FSH ICU Registrar Dr Tess Evans, and SMHS Biobank Research Officer, Sheeraz Mohd. (Photo credit: South Metropolitan Health Service)

SMHS Biobank Enables World-Leading Biospecimen Research to Improve Critical Care Outcomes

The newly established South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Biobank, which is a high-quality biospecimens sample processing and storage service, has expanded the range of biospecimens available for research purposes, including blood, body tissue, and faecal matter. This now enables...
POPDx: a Machine Learning Model to Predict Diseases of Biobank Participants with Small Datasets

POPDx: A Machine Learning Model to Predict Diseases of Biobank Participants with Small Datasets

Biobanks – databases with genetic and health information – offer researchers the ability to explore illnesses and study the contributions of genetics and environment to disease trajectory. These investigations have enabled us to draw conclusions about factors ranging from...
University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence for Personalised Medicine

University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence...

Over the next six years, a consortium led by the University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital will establish a personalised medicine research and development centre of international excellence in Estonia. The project is supported by the European Commission...
SCL Biobank Acquired ISO 20387:2018 Accreditation from A2LA, the First Biobank in the Asia-Pacific Region

SCL Biobank Acquired ISO 20387:2018 Accreditation from A2LA, the First Biobank in the Asia-Pacific...

The Seoul Clinical Laboratories (SCL) Biobank in Korea acquired the ISO 20387:2018 accreditation for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region from the A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation), the most authoritative certification body in the field of biobanking. The...
Global Biobanks Collaboration Identified Novel Gene Variants for a Rare Severe Lung Disease

Global Biobanks Collaboration Identified Novel Gene Variants for a Rare Severe Lung Disease

The study, led by the University of Helsinki, identified seven previously novel genetic risk factors for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Only one of these would have been identified if the study had utilized data from European biobanks only. Global collaboration enabled...

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