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...

How the University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository Achieved CAP Accreditation with OpenSpecimen

Sponsored content brought to you by Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes - “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are...
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Dynamic Consent In Biobanking Using Dwarna – A Blockchain Solution

A research team with senior author Jean-Paul Ebejer from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking at the University of Malta has created a blockchain solution for dynamic consent in biobanking called Dwarna. They published their...

Take A Second Look – Variation In Some UK Biobank Genes May Not Be...

Recently it has been revealed that thousands of gene variants in the UK Biobank (UKB) exome data have been overlooked due to errors in sequence processing. Unfortunately, two independent UKB sequence processing pipelines contained errors that effect...

LIMS Evaluation Guide – 10 Pointers Ahead

Sponsored content brought to you by The primary objective of a biobank is to provide efficient management of samples and their associated data and thus saving valuable time and effort of researchers. Samples without accurate and reliable data may yield...

Why OpenSpecimen is “Open Source” and Why It Matters?

Sponsored content brought to you by Disclaimer Krishagni is the developer of OpenSpecimen - an open-source software for managing biospecimen data used in 65+ research centers across 16+ countries. While this article promotes “open source”, it does not necessarily promote OpenSpecimen....

Maximize Sample Value Using MbioLIMS Biobanking®

Sponsored content brought to you by Biobanking and the connection to Industry and research is growing. The way biobanks are used and the scale of their importance to future health is being discussed around the world. Data, and how it is...

The Role of Patients in Medical Research is Evolving, Thanks to Patient-Facing Health IT

Sponsored content brought to you by  In the fields of biobanking and clinical research, the active role of the patient as more than a donor or study subject is becoming more prevalent as biobanks and researchers increasingly recognize the added...

To Build, or to Buy? What Hospitals and Biotech Must Consider Before Pursuing a...

Sponsored content brought to you by Today, an up-to-date data management system is a must for any modern hospital or biotech company. The vast amounts of data and paperwork produced in traditional medical treatment, research, and development institutions, not to...

As Collaboration for Biobanking and Clinical Trials Grows, Software Systems Rise to the Challenge.

Sponsored content brought to you by  New developments in medical IT systems are helping link clinical data with biospecimens, creating new potential for biobanks and clinical research. Because biospecimens are only as valuable as the data associated with...

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