How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

How Biobanks Weathered the Covid-19 Storm

Just as many industries across the globe were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, biobanks worldwide were also feeling the strain. The facilities had to deal with operational changes, disruption to their supply chains, loss of staff members to illness, issues...

Virtual Biobanking Trends and Challenges in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

In the last three decades, biobanks have evolved significantly all over the globe and recognized as an increasingly important source of data for medical research since the late 1990s. Having developed from freezer farms to rich data repositories, biobanks...

Sample Management of Covid-19 Cryobox Tube Racks

Ziath reports on the widespread adoption of its DataPaq™ Cube rack reader in Covid-19 testing labs for tracking of sample tubes cryogenically stored in cryoboxes. Keeping track of large numbers of Covid-19 RNA extraction samples can be an onerous task. Many labs around the world...

Rapid 2D Barcode Rack Scanners help lower the cost of COVID-19 PCR Testing

Ziath reports how its super-fast 2D barcode rack readers are assisting leading COVID-19 testing lab – SummerBio LLC (Menlo Park, California, USA) to offer rapid, low-cost, high-volume testing solutions for educational organizations, employers and laboratories. SummerBio was conceived during the early stages of the...

Matrix Covid LIMS Provides Fast Start for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories

Autoscribe Informatics has announced the release of a LIMS specifically optimized for Covid testing. The Matrix Covid LIMS is pre-configured for fast deployment into laboratories performing Covid testing. The solution has already been deployed in several clinical diagnostic laboratories...

B Medical Systems’ Vaccine Cold Chain Solutions Support Countries Around the World for the...

To be able to run successful and effective COVID-19 immunisation campaigns, governments and organisations around the world need to ensure that a reliable vaccine cold chain for the safe storage and transport of their vaccines is set up to...

Datasheet: Tracking Patient Samples in A Covid-19 Screening Laboratory

The Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has sadly already claimed the lives of over 3.38 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that widespread testing of people for Coronavirus Covid-19 will help health services identify infected patients and...

What can Biobanks Learn From the Current Pandemic?

More than a year ago, something happened that most of us could hardly imagine. A virus took the whole world more or less firmly in its grip. Pandemic, previously a word that very few of us knew, has now...

Identification, Biobanking, and Large-Scale Production of SARS-CoV-2-Specific Memory T Lymphocytes From COVID-19 Convalescent Donors

The infectious disease with a wide and diverse range of symptoms known as COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged as a worldwide pandemic in late 2019. In most infected patients, the virus causes mild...

NIH Launches COVID-19 Neuro Databank/Biobank to Track Neurological Symptoms Associated with COVID-19

A new database will collect information from clinicians about COVID-19-related neurological symptoms, complications, and outcomes as well as COVID-19 effects on pre-existing neurological conditions. The COVID-19 Neuro Databank/Biobank (NeuroCOVID), which was created and will be maintained by NYU Langone...

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