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...

COVID-19 Risk In Different Ethnic And Socioeconomic Groups Within UK Biobank

Socioeconomic and ethnic factors may influence the risk of viral infection. For example, both economic circumstances and cultural influences may impact the extent to which people can implement distancing measures, thus modifying their risk. The extent to which this...

SARS-CoV-2 Detected In French Biobank Sample Collected In Late 2019

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease pandemic that has swept across the world, causing over 282,495 deaths (May 10, 2020). Patients most commonly present at hospitals with influenza-like illness (ILI). The causative agent of COVID-19, the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has no...

CloudLIMS Redefines Operations in COVID-19 Biobanks with its Ready-to-go-live COVID-19 LIMS

Wilmington, Delaware – May 08, 2020, CloudLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory informatics, announces the launch of a ready-to-go-live COVID-19 LIMS. CloudLIMS is preconfigured with CDC approved COVID-19 biorepository SOPs and can be quickly set up in less than a week. With...

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...

AgileBio Launces a LIMS Package Addressed to COVID-19 Labs

Paris - March 27, 2020. Solidarity is the need of the pressing COVID-19 situation today. LabCollector LIMS solution is ready to join hands with the testing labs to increase the rapidity and efficiency of COVID-19 tests and its management...

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...

CloudLIMS Offers Free LIMS Globally to SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 Research & Testing Laboratories, and...

Wilmington, Delaware – March 21, 2020. CloudLIMS recognizes the threat to global health the COVID-19 pandemic brings. To do our part, we are making our flagship in the cloud LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), CloudLIMS Enterprise, free of charge...

Establishing A Pediatric COVID-19 Biorepository

The global pandemic of COVID-19, caused by the highly infectious and transmissible coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a leading cause of death in older adults. The risk of severe disease and death has been highest in older patients and in...

Using Biobank Data to Estimate Genetic Variants Associated with Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)1. The severity of COVID-19 and course of the infection is highly heterogenous. The majority of COVID-19 cases only have mild or...

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