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Whitepaper: How Do You Justify an Automated Biobank in Your Business Plan?

Within sample management, new automated technologies are regularly being implemented to improve the efficiency and productivity of workflows and increase the consistency and reproducibility of data. While automated processes are known to reduce manual error and provide cost savings...

Micronic Hybrid Tubes Improving Tissue Sample Storage

Micronic has released innovative and traceable 1.50ml and 3.00ml Hybridtubes with external thread. Designed with special features for the storage of fresh frozen tissue samples, these uniform tissue storage products enable biobanks to standardize and automate the handling and storage of tissue samples...

Global Sample Processing Network

LabConnect has announced a new service: LabConnect’s global sample processing network (GSPN). This GSPN will offer a comprehensive global solution for sample preparation and processing requirements. Founded in 2002, headquartered in Seattle, West Coast, USA, LabConnect comprises a network of...
Nottingham Health Science Biobank

Nottingham Health Science Biobank

The Nottingham Health Science Biobank, located in Nottingham, England, provides researchers with samples for a wide range of cancers and other disease conditions. The Nottingham Health Science Biobank is a trust-led biobank funded by a development grant from the...
Biobanks store blood products.

Biobanking Science: Maximizing Red Blood Cell Life in Biobanks

Blood transfusions are a common part of modern medicine and have been used to save human patients for 200 years. Biobanks play an integral part in this process by collecting and storing units of blood from blood donors. According...
chronic kidney disease patients may need transplant

Biobanking Science: Biobanks Tackle Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is common. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease has rapidly increased over the past 20 years, and it now affects 13% of people around the world (1). Chronic kidney disease can be difficult to treat because...
metabolomics needs biobanks

Biobanking Science: Metabolomics Biobanks

Metabolomics, an important part of precision medicine, is the study of different metabolites in normal and disease states. Collecting, processing and storing samples for metabolomics studies presents unique challenges for biobanks. Metabolites are small (low molecular weight) and unstable molecules....
Cancer biobanks aid research

Biobanking Science: Cancer Biobanks

Cancer is major cause of death worldwide and mortality levels remain high despite the development of new therapeutics and other cancer treatments. Cancer biobanks are an integral part of the fight against cancer because they facilitate research into 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...
Biorepositories store brains.

Biobanking Science: Managing Brain Biorepositories

Brain biorepositories such as the NeuroBioBank in the US, the BrainNet Europe consortium and the SIREN biobanks in Africa support research into brain diseases by providing valuable biospecimens. Biorepositories must follow best practices to maintain the quality of biobanked...

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