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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...
G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking Service

G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking...

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop new global genomics, proteomics, and biobanking service. The collaboration...
University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes

University of Florida Diabetes Institute to Establish Novel Biobank to Study Kidney and Cardiovascular...

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida Diabetes Institute the home for a new biobank...
Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Spain and Italy National Biobanks Obtained International Biobank Standard ISO 20387 Accreditation

Two national biobanks, the Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología (IVO Biobank) in Spain and the Biobanca Multispecialista (BMS) in Italy, have just received biobank standard ISO 20387 accreditation. This is exciting news, because this serves as official recognition that these facilities have skilled personnel, the...
The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The process of biobanking is improving at an extremely rapid rate. More biological samples are being collected, allowing biobanks around the world to generate larger data sets of a higher quality. In turn, the global biobanking market is quickly...
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...
New Project with $5.1 Million Funding Announcement has Considerable Impact on Bison Genome Biobank’s Development at USask

World’s First Bison Genome Biobank’s Development Boosted by $5.1 Million Funding from Genome Canada

The BIG project will apply new genomics solutions to better protect and conserve the wood bison population in Canada. It’s directly connected with the massive $17-million-dollar research initiative called “Integrated omics for sustainable animal agriculture and environmental stewardship” (IntegrOmes)...
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Sampled Appoints Sarah Hersey, VP, Head of Translational Sciences & Diagnostics at Bristol Myers...

Infinity BiologiX LLC d/b/a Sampled SMART Labs, announced today the appointment of Sarah Hersey, a 25-year life sciences veteran, to its Board of Directors as its first Independent Director. Sarah brings a wealth of experience in precision medicine and biopharmaceutical...
Human Organ Safe Storage a Step Closer with Cryopreservation Discovery

Human Organ Safe Storage a Step Closer with New Cryopreservation Discovery

The team’s discovery of new cryoprotective agents opens the door to many more being developed that could one day help to eliminate the need for organ transplant waiting lists. Their results are published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Cryopreservation is...
Stem Cell Banking: Current Trends, Benefits, Emerging Issues and Challenges

Stem Cell Banking: Current Trends, Benefits, Emerging Issues and Challenges

Recent scientific advancements have made stem cell therapy an emerging and promising area of research. The establishment of stem cell banks around the globe has been growing rapidly, aimed at preserving the characteristics of the cells, preventing contamination, and...

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