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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...
NIH Funding Expands UIC Brain Bank into City-Wide Collaboration for Neurological Research

UIC’s Brain Bank Receives $5 Million NIH Grant for Citywide Research on Epilepsy and...

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is leading a pioneering project to establish a virtual brain bank, collaborating with four other prominent Chicago academic medical centers. Funded by a $5 million USD grant from the National Institutes of Health,...
Stanford CVI Biobank: A Growing Library of Human iPSC Lines for Cardiovascular Research

Stanford CVI Biobank: A Growing Library of Human iPSC Lines for Cardiovascular Research

Banking has been around for more than 4,000 years and involves saving and lending resources for personal and communal benefits. Biobanking, on the other hand, is a modern application of this historical concept, specifically in the field of medical...
VUMC’s BioVU DNA Biobank

World’s Largest DNA Biobank Reaches Milestone to Store More than 300,000 Samples

BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples. Launched in 2007, BioVU is the world’s largest DNA biobank based at a single academic institution. The samples, which are linked...
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”...
ATCC Awarded New Contract from the National Cancer Institute to Process Biomaterials for Cancer Research

ATCC Awarded New Contract from the National Cancer Institute to Process Biomaterials for Cancer...

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization announced that it has been selected as an awardee for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Field and Biospecimen Support Services contract. Under this contract, ATCC...
Mapping Out the Human Genome by Using Genotyping

VA’s MVP Mega-Biobank Collaborates with NIH to Advance Genetic Discoveries for Veterans

Since 2011, more than 875,000 Veterans have donated their DNA to the VA Million Veteran Program (MVP). In the program, VA researchers are sequencing Veterans' genomes—a complete set of genetic material—to better understand how genes, lifestyles, and military exposures...

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