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Applications of Microbial Biobanking in Research and Industry

Applications of Microbial Biobanking in Research and Industry

Introduction Microbial biobanking is a vital resource, serving as a modern-day vault where we don't store gold or gems, but something far more crucial for our future—microbes. These biobanks are key to preserving microbial diversity, which is essential for advancing...
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Awarded $3 Million Grant to Establish Australia’s First Human Microbiome Biobank

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Awarded $3M to Establish Australia’s First Human Microbiome Biobank

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has recently been honored with a substantial grant of $3 million AUD. The grant will be dedicated to the establishment of a groundbreaking initiative known as The Australian Human Microbiome Biobank. The vast majority...
Fecal Biobanking: Unlocking the Potential for Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment

Fecal Biobanking: Unlocking the Potential for Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment

The gastrointestinal system plays a pivotal role in influencing our general well-being and our reactions to medical treatments. Within it resides an extensive collection of microorganisms, referred to as the gut microbiota, which exists in immense numbers. Scientific investigations...
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...
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Biobank Continues to Grow after it earns Spot as One of Seven National Biobanks

South Africa’s UWC IMBM Biobank Hosts One of the World’s Richest Microbial Collections

South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. The rich biodiversity is a highly sought-after resource for the development of novel biobased products and processes, and is considered one of the country’s competitive advantages. Research and...

Infrastructure Needed for Biobanking the World’s Microbiomes

A team of scientists, led by CABI’s Dr Matthew Ryan, have outlined a series of challenges and opportunities presented in a necessary review of how microbiomes – biological communities including bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, protists and viruses – can...

Microbial Communities Associated With Cystic Fibrosis

Much of the morbidity and mortality of cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited mucus condition of the lungs, is due to infections by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Some data indicate that between 60-80% of CF patients are positive for...

Biobank Investigation Of Gut Methanogens In Kidney Transplant Recipients

Kidney transplant is a common procedure in those with late-stage renal disease. These patients can experience gastrointestinal complaints such as diarrhea, which may be associated with premature kidney allograft failure and mortality. Historically, has been thought due to medication, however the etiology is...

4D Pharma And MSD Collaborate Leveraging The Microbiome To Develop Live Biotherapeutic Vaccines

4D pharma plc, a pharmaceutical company leading the development of Live Biotherapeutics, has entered into a research collaboration and option to license agreement with MSD, the tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, to discover and develop Live Biotherapeutics ("LBPs") for...

Talking Microbiome At College Of American Pathologists’ Annual Meeting

Pathologists are increasingly optimistic about the potential of the human microbiome to help guide diagnosis and monitoring of chronic diseases. The microbiome includes a vast array of bacteria, viruses and fungi living throughout the body that are critical for preserving human health...

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