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ShellBank - World's First Traceability Toolkit and DNA database Launched to Disrupt the illegal Marine Turtle Trade

ShellBank – World’s First Traceability Toolkit and DNA Database to Stop Illegal Marine Turtle...

The world’s first traceability toolkit and global database of marine turtle DNA - ShellBank, was launched at the ongoing 19th Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), where member states adopted a...
How to Preserve the Integrity of Blood Samples with a Reliable Cold Chain

How to Preserve the Integrity of Blood Samples with a Reliable Cold Chain

Blood samples contain numerous components such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. To ensure the integrity of stored whole blood samples, it is important that the collection, processing, and storage of these components are performed...

Biobank Led by Simon Fraser University Aims to Preserve West Coast Kelp Forests for...

Led by biologist Sherryl Bisgrove, and supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the team has developed a cryogenic freezing technique to store germplasm, or “seed”, of at-risk bull kelp in a biobank. This allows the team, which also includes postdoctoral fellow...
New Way of Modeling Approach helps Advance Cryopreservation with Applications to Organ and Tissue Preservation

New Way of Modeling Approach helps Advance Organ and Tissue Cryopreservation

Prem Solanki and Yoed Rabin of Carnegie Mellon University’s Biothermal Technology Laboratory have developed a new way of modeling the solidification of fluids in confined volumes, with applications to organ and tissue preservation. Cryogenics is the study, production, and use of...
International conservation charity ZSL Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living Genetics of Endangered Species

Zoological Society of London Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living...

With more than 40,000 species currently at risk of extinction, ZSL has joined Nature’s SAFE’s mission to save those species most at risk – by providing samples from post-mortems undertaken at ZSL’s two conservation zoos, London and Whipsnade. The new...
Embalming can preserve large biospecimens.

Biobanking Science: Preserving Large Biospecimens

Biobanks store many different types of biospecimens, ranging from cells and small tissue samples right through to whole organs, whole limbs or even whole bodies. Cells and small biospecimens can be flash frozen in cryoprotectant solutions and stored in...

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