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Safety Strategies for Biobanks

Safety for Biobanks: Strategies for Safe COVID-19 Specimens Handling

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country around the world. In less than 4 months, this new disease has affected more than 1,800,000 people and caused almost 120,000 deaths. There are no effective treatments or vaccines for...

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...
ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks

ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks and Biorepositories

Does Your Biorepository Follow ISBER Best Practices Recommendations? Biorepositories provide essential support to biomedical researchers by collecting, processing, storing and distributing millions of biospecimens every year. Biorepository staff must navigate complex international regulatory rules governing the use of biospecimens and...

Ovotoxicity Screening Using Banked Encapsulated In Vitro Follicle Growth

The basic functional unit of female reproduction, the ovarian follicle, is derived from a pool established before birth and is non-regenerable. Environmental contaminants containing endocrine disrupting chemicals such as pesticides, metals, some additives or contaminants in food, and personal care products can...

Sample Processing Has Important Consequences For Single Cell Sequencing Studies

Single-cell transcriptomics is a relatively new technology that reads and reports the gene expression profile of individual cells by simultaneously measuring the mRNA concentration of all the cell’s genes. This is achieved through microfluidic chip single cell isolation, barcoding, cDNA amplification and sequencing....

How Safe Are Your Samples?

Plastic storage tubes are used in laboratories worldwide to store biological and chemical samples, the most typical resin used is Polypropylene. There are many types and grades of polypropylene that are selected either on cost, molding properties or specific...

Reactions Video: Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body And Come Back To Life?

When you die, many things can be done with your body -- embalming, cremation, donation to science and so on. But some people will choose to have their dead bodies, or parts thereof, frozen until technology has advanced enough to bring them...

BioLife Solutions Expands The Product Line By Acquiring Custom Biogenic Systems

BioLife Solutions, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of best-in-class bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Custom Biogenic Systems, Inc. ("CBS"), a privately held company. BioLife Solutions, founded...
Biobanking and colorectal cancer tissues

Biobanking Science: Biobanking Samples for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, affecting 1.8 million new patients and causing 862,000 deaths every year (1). Studies show that eating processed or red meat and drinking alcohol may increase the risk for colorectal cancer (2)....

New Technology Allowing Room Temperature Storage Of A Vaccine, Developed At University Of Bath

Scientists working on a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine have achieved a major step forward by showing that a promising TB antigen and a novel vaccine adjuvant can be protected from heat damage with a technique, “ensilication”, developed at the...

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