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Biobanking Knowledge and Practical Skills Delivered Through E-learning-based Master’s Program

Article contributed by Gabriele Hartl, Christine Mitchell, Tanja Macheiner, Brigitte Jaksa, Berthold Huppertz and Karine Sargsyan, at Medical University of Graz. Background With the development of modern biobanks, the need for multidisciplinary and qualified personnel has increased. Working in such an environment...

The Anatomy of a Refrigeration Failure: What Happens at 2:00 a.m. When Mission Critical...

Article contributed by Chris Wilkes, chief commercial officer at KLATU Networks, Inc. Ultralow temperature (ULT) freezers often contain high-value biopharmaceuticals and/or irreplaceable research. When you leave at the end of the day or for the weekend, you need confidence that...

Webinar: Breakthrough Labeling Technologies for Biobanks

About This Webinar We were honored to present this webinar at the 2020 European Biobanking Week (EBW) conference. It covers the basics of cryogenic identification requirements for biobanks and biorepositories. It also highlights the current selection of cryo label solutions...
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...

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