Medicines Discovery Catapult Creates One of the World’s Largest Virtual Biobanks

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) just announced the rapid expansion of its Biosamples supply network, creating one of the largest virtual biobanks worldwide accessible to life science innovators. MDC welcome Audubon Biosciences, Biomex, Caltag Medsystems and Tissue for Research to its network of patient sample suppliers, building...

Water On The Brain: A Biobank Of Failed Shunt Devices

Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as water on the brain, is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates within the brain. Hydrocephalus that occurs in childhood has a frequency of about 1 person in 1100 within the USA. The...

Biobank@VITO – Facilitating Biomonitoring In Belgium

Following a Belgium government decree in 2003, the Flemish Centre of Expertise on Environment and Health was founded by the Department of Economics, Science and Innovation; Flemish Agency for Care and Health; and Department of Environment, Nature and Energy. The...

A Living Biobank Of Ovarian Cancer – A Model For Drug Discovery

Synthetic lethality is a circumstance in which a drug is selectively deadly to cancer cells due to the mutations and genetic changes that have occurred during oncogenesis and progression. Oftentimes a cancer will lose redundancy, that is it will jettison...

A Living Biobank Of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Organoids

Globally, cancer of the lung is the most common cause of cancer related mortality. It is also the most commonly diagnosed. 3D patient derived organoids provide a more faithful model of cancer than 2D in vitro cell culture and represent...

The Swedish p53 Study (SWEP53) With Biobank Option

The Swedish p53 Study (SWEP53) is a germ line TP53 pathogenic variant patient registry with three optional parts: a biobank, a surveillance program and a psychosocial evaluation of the surveillance. The full study outline was published in...

The Chilean Biobanking Network – Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, Participatory

An article was recently published in the Medical Review of Chile with senior author María Elena Cabrera of El Salvador Hospital, Santiago, about the potential for developing a biobanking network within the country. According to...

The Gift Of Life Marrow Registry To Receive Advocacy Award At World Stem Cell...

The formal ceremony of the 2020 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards will take place at a gala reception and dinner on January 23, during the 15th annual World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) at the Hyatt...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Living Coral Biobank

As coral reefs worldwide decline due to climate change, severe storm events and coral disease, Australian non-profit organisation GBR Legacy, with partners Corals of the World and Cairns Marine, will safeguard the biodiversity of all known hard coral species by...

Over 250,000 Participants Now Enrolled In Geisinger’s MyCode Precision Medicine Project

Geisinger’s groundbreaking precision medicine project, MyCode, has enrolled more than 250,000 participants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reaching a major landmark in the project. With DNA sequence and health data currently available on 145,000 of these participants, MyCode is the largest...

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