Advancing Lupus Research: Establishment of a Robust Biorepository at UMass Chan's Lupus Center

Advancing Lupus Research: Establishment of a Robust Biorepository at UMass Chan’s Lupus Center

In a significant stride towards combating lupus, Dr. Roberto Caricchio, a distinguished figure in rheumatology at UMass Chan Medical School, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant by the Lupus Research Alliance. This funding aims to establish a comprehensive...
NOVA Medical School Launches CHAIN Biobank for Global Health Research

NOVA Medical School Launches CHAIN Biobank for Global Health Research

NOVA Medical School in Lisbon recently launched the CHAIN Biobank, marking a significant advancement in health research. This biobank serves as a central biorepository for a wide range of human biological samples, including blood, bone, urine, and associated clinical...
First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million in Funding from NIH

First Indigenous-Led Tribal Data Repository Awarded $9 Million Funding from NIH

In a significant stride toward improving Indigenous health, the US National Institutes of Health has granted $9 million to establish the first tribal data repository led by Native scientists. This initiative, driven by Arizona State University (ASU) and other...
New Virtual Biobank Platform Launches to Enhance Outbreak Response and Improved Human Samples Access

APPRISE Virtual Biobank Revolutionizes Infectious Disease Research in Australia with a National Collaborative Platform

In a significant stride for pandemic research, Australia has unveiled a 'virtual' bank of human samples, a novel initiative designed to escalate the response to outbreaks through improved access to critical specimens. This cutting-edge virtual biobank, developed during the COVID-19...
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...
NIH Funding Expands UIC Brain Bank into City-Wide Collaboration for Neurological Research

UIC’s Brain Bank Receives $5 Million NIH Grant for Citywide Research on Epilepsy and...

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is leading a pioneering project to establish a virtual brain bank, collaborating with four other prominent Chicago academic medical centers. Funded by a $5 million USD grant from the National Institutes of Health,...
RENACER: World's First Biobank of Brain Metastasis Living Samples

RENACER: World’s First Biobank of Brain Metastasis Living Samples

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have developed RENACER, the world's first biorepository of brain metastases live samples. Comprising samples from 18 Spanish hospitals, RENACER allows the study of cancer cells responses to drugs in live...
Mexican Biobank Launches the Most Complete Genetic Database of the Mexican Population

Mexican Biobank Launches the Most Complete Genetic Database of the Mexican Population

The Mexican Biobank is a collaborative initiative involving Mexico's National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity at CINVESTAV, the National Institute of Public Health, the National Institute of Medical Sciences & Nutrition, the University of Oxford, and Stanford University. Supported...
Australian First Biobank Establishment to Discover Novel Treatments for Children with Genetic Muscle Diseases

National Muscle Disease Bio-databank: Australian’s First Biobank for Advancing Research on Children with Genetic...

An Australian first biobank is being established with the goal of advancing research and uncovering novel therapies for children afflicted by genetic muscle disorders, including muscular dystrophy. The National Muscle Disease Bio-databank, co-led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Monash University,...
Canberra’s First Brain Cancer Biobank Established by Canberra Brain Cancer Collaborative

Canberra’s First Brain Cancer Biobank Established by Canberra Brain Cancer Collaborative

In a groundbreaking development, Canberra's medical community has been at the forefront of this pioneering research initiative, collaborating with several local hospitals and organizations to redefine brain cancer treatment methods. Their efforts have culminated in promising outcomes, which could...

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