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Speed is Important in Biobanking but the Promises must be Kept

Speed is Important in Biobanking but the Promises Must be Kept

Hofstadter's Law is the observation that a process will always take longer than expected, even when Hofstadter's Law is taken into account. In other words, time estimates of how long something will take to accomplish will always fall short...
Challenges in biobanking: Underutilization of Samples

Challenges in Biobanking: Underutilization of Samples

When it comes to predictions, I agree with Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr: "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future”. Nevertheless, I dare to predict that there will be some consolidation in biobanks in the next...

Interview with Jill Mullan, Chief Operating Officer at iSpecimen

Every medical breakthrough starts with the study of afflicted patients, often through their blood, tumor tissue, or other biological material. Thus, it’s critical for the advancement of life science research that scientists can easily procure the human biospecimens they...

Webinar: Maximizing Biorepositories for Research & Drug Discovery

Genuity Science is bringing together a distinguished panel of experts from academia, research and industry to discuss opportunities and challenges facing biorepositories and biobanks around the world seeking to maximize their resources for research and drug discovery. Whether the...

Interview with Dr. Robert Hewitt, Biosample Hub

The pharmaceutical industry has the infrastructural and financial resources to bring novel drugs and vaccines into the clinic. It would greatly help expedite their timeline if they had access to biobanks at academic institutes, in order to better understand...

A Biobank Cost Model: Shanghai Birth Cohort Study

The infrastructure required for biobanking is costly and often depends on government funds to some extent. Resources for establishing cost are available, such as the biospecimen user fee calculator tool developed by the Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNet). The...

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