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New Biobank to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data Launched in Uganda

New Biobank Launched to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Boosting Uganda’s Investment in Livestock Development (BUILD) project has established a biorepository to support livestock sample storage and data management in Uganda. Housed at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe, the...
Sample lifecycle in a human biobank

Utilizing Modular Biobanking Software in Different Types of Biobanking Activities

Abstract Biobanking defines all activities linked to bioresource management—whether of human, animal, microbial, or environmental origin—which means that any biobank information management system should take into account the multistep life cycle of the samples: from acquisition, through preparation, storage, to...

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...
Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin's Metabolic Profiler Software and Database

Biobank and Pharma Services now have Commercial Access to Lifespin’s Metabolic Profiler Software and...

Lifespin GmbH, based in Regensburg (Germany), with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, announced that it has launched a new commercial service for the pharmaceutical and biobanking industry to assist companies in key phases of research, development, and manufacturing. Immediate applications of...
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”...
New Freezing Cells Technique for Ready-to-Use Cells in Biomedical Research Demonstrated by Cryologyx and University of Warwick

New Freezing Technique for Ready-to-Use Cells in Research Validated by University of Warwick and...

A new technique for freezing cells for use in biomedical research, based on polymer technology developed at the University of Warwick, has been validated in study, paving the way for faster results for scientists in their research. Cells attached as...
New Genebass Online Resource Helps Connect Rare Genetic Variants to Human Disease and Health

MIT and Harvard Researchers Create Online Resource to Help Connect Rare Genetic Variants to...

In 2006, researchers discovered that people with certain variants of the gene PCSK9 had dramatically lower cholesterol levels than the general population. Individuals with two broken copies of the gene — one from each parent — were up to 88...
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 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...

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