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First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million in Funding from NIH

First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million Funding from NIH

In a significant stride toward improving Indigenous health, the US National Institutes of Health has granted $9 million to establish the first tribal data repository led by Native scientists. This initiative, driven by Arizona State University (ASU) and other...
New Virtual Biobank Platform Launches to Enhance Outbreak Response and Improved Human Samples Access

APPRISE Virtual Biobank Revolutionizes Infectious Disease Research in Australia with a National Collaborative Platform

In a significant stride for pandemic research, Australia has unveiled a 'virtual' bank of human samples, a novel initiative designed to escalate the response to outbreaks through improved access to critical specimens. This cutting-edge virtual biobank, developed during the COVID-19...
Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians' immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

Biobank Helps Researchers Better Understand Victorians’ Immune Responses to COVID-19 and the Vaccines Efficacy

The Victorian COVID-19 Vaccinees Collection (VC2), established at the Doherty Institute in May 2021, has collected hundreds of participants' saliva and blood samples both before and after vaccinations and infections, providing a resource for crucial investigations into variants, immunity and vaccines...
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...
Mount Sinai Launches Large-Scale Human Genetic Sequencing Research Project with the Regeneron Genetics Center

Mount Sinai Partners with Regeneron Genetics Center to Launch Huge Genetic Sequencing Research Project

Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the...
New Research Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

New Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

Genomic data from Indigenous communities plays an important role in understanding an array of diseases; however, this data has often been used without informed consent. A team of UC San Diego researchers—including San Diego Supercomputer Center affiliate Timothy Mackey—recently...
Life Science Sample Tracking and Management

Life Science Sample Tracking and Management

Ziath has published a new catalogue that provides an informative technical introduction to its extensive range of innovative readers, scanners, software, automated tube selectors and accessories for tracking and management of life science samples. Over the last two decades, Ziath...
Covid-19 Test Laboratory Biograd Diagnostics Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Covid-19 Test Laboratory Biograd Diagnostics Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics has announced that Covid-19 Test Laboratory, BioGrad Diagnostics, has adopted Matrix Gemini as its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). BioGrad manages client and sample data within the LIMS, driving automation and efficiency. BioGrad Diagnostics is a rapidly expanding...
How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

Just as many industries across the globe were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, biobanks worldwide were also feeling the strain. The facilities had to deal with operational changes, disruption to their supply chains, loss of staff members to illness, issues...
NATA’s biobanking accreditation

NATA’s Biobanking Accreditation Set to Expand the Emerging Australian Biobanking Industry

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) believes Australia’s fledgling biobanking industry is set for rapid expansion after it granted accreditation to the country’s first facility for the internationally recognised biobanking standard ISO 20387. Biobanking Victoria, part of Monash University,...

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