USask Researchers Work to Establish a Groundbreaking Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Program to Support Cancer Treatment Services

USask Researchers Work to Establish a Groundbreaking Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Program to Support Cancer...

Dr. James Benson (PhD) is a globally recognized authority in cryobiology – the research study of biological specimens at below-standard temperatures. In Canada, he is among the few specializing in reproductive cryobiology research. Benson serves as an associate professor at...
Sydney Children’s Hospital Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of Biobanking to Understand Paediatric Cancer

Sydney Children’s Hospital Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of Biobanking to Understand Paediatric Cancer

For a quarter of a century and ongoing, thousands of patients treated at The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) have played a vital role in advancing global knowledge about pediatric cancer via Biospecimen Research Services. Originally established as the first...

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...
Australia's Largest 'Living Biobank' Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Biodiversity via Cryopreservation

Australia’s Largest ‘Living Biobank’ Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Species via Cryopreservation

Australia is embarking on an unprecedented conservation effort with the development of a 'living biobank' by the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria Research Institute. This initiative, a first for an Australian museum, will begin with the collection of...
Malaysia's Sunfert International Fertility Centre Introduces Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Female Cancer Patients

Malaysia’s Sunfert International Fertility Centre Introduces Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation for Female Cancer Patients

Malaysia's reproductive medicine has reached a new zenith with the introduction of Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (OTC) at Sunfert International Fertility Centre, a pioneering step in oncofertility. This groundbreaking technique, first initiated in Europe over two decades ago, marks Malaysia's...

Biobank Led by Simon Fraser University Aims to Preserve West Coast Kelp Forests for...

Led by biologist Sherryl Bisgrove, and supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the team has developed a cryogenic freezing technique to store germplasm, or “seed”, of at-risk bull kelp in a biobank. This allows the team, which also includes postdoctoral fellow...

Why do Blood and Plasma Need Refrigeration?

Blood, plasma, and other blood components are utilised every day in clinical and research environments for a multitude of uses, from life-saving transfusions to important haematology tests. All samples used for these medical activities have in common that they...
LifeCell and Cellutions BioStorage form Alliance to Launch Cryopreservation Bank

Cellutions BioStorage: A Research-to-Launch Cryopreservation Bank Created by LifeCell in India

Bridging the growing supply-chain gap in the preservation and maintenance of biospecimens by leveraging advanced technologies, Cellutions BioStorage, a research-to-launch Cryopreservation Bank was inaugurated on the 15th of July, 2022. The brainchild of India’s leading health-preneur, Mayur Abhaya -...
VCU Liver Institute's New Biorepository to Advance Global Research with Major Sample Donation

VCU Liver Institute’s New Biorepository to Advance Global Research with Major Sample Donation

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health recently made a significant leap towards becoming a global research hub. This advancement was fueled by a generous donation from Michigan-based Cirius Therapeutics, which provided nearly...
RFID Tagging Technology Streamlines Cryogenic Sample Management (Ziath)

RFID Tagging Technology Streamlines Cryogenic Sample Management (Ziath)

Traditionally identifying the identity of frost covered racks of 2D barcoded tubes taken from low temperature storage has been a time-consuming and error prone process. Drawing upon proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging technology – the Ri-Track Mirage can...

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