ShellBank - World's First Traceability Toolkit and DNA database Launched to Disrupt the illegal Marine Turtle Trade

ShellBank – World’s First Traceability Toolkit and DNA Database to Stop Illegal Marine Turtle...

The world’s first traceability toolkit and global database of marine turtle DNA - ShellBank, was launched at the ongoing 19th Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), where member states adopted a...
New Biobank to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data Launched in Uganda

New Biobank Launched to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Boosting Uganda’s Investment in Livestock Development (BUILD) project has established a biorepository to support livestock sample storage and data management in Uganda. Housed at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe, the...

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...
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Biobank Continues to Grow after it earns Spot as One of Seven National Biobanks

South Africa’s UWC IMBM Biobank Hosts One of the World’s Richest Microbial Collections

South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. The rich biodiversity is a highly sought-after resource for the development of novel biobased products and processes, and is considered one of the country’s competitive advantages. Research and...
International conservation charity ZSL Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living Genetics of Endangered Species

Zoological Society of London Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living...

With more than 40,000 species currently at risk of extinction, ZSL has joined Nature’s SAFE’s mission to save those species most at risk – by providing samples from post-mortems undertaken at ZSL’s two conservation zoos, London and Whipsnade. The new...
New Project with $5.1 Million Funding Announcement has Considerable Impact on Bison Genome Biobank’s Development at USask

World’s First Bison Genome Biobank’s Development Boosted by $5.1 Million Funding from Genome Canada

The BIG project will apply new genomics solutions to better protect and conserve the wood bison population in Canada. It’s directly connected with the massive $17-million-dollar research initiative called “Integrated omics for sustainable animal agriculture and environmental stewardship” (IntegrOmes)...
Cryopreservation Can Save the World's Rarest Species from Extinction

Cryopreservation and Biobanking Could Save the World’s Rarest Species from Extinction

Scientists at the Chester Zoo in the UK have teamed up with some of the UK’s leading animal reproduction experts and founded Nature’s SAFE, which stands for Saving Animals From Extinction. Nature’s SAFE is one of Europe’s largest living...
Frozen sperm biobank: A new long-term and cost-effective model could help save endangered koalas species

Frozen Sperm Biobank: A New Long-term and Cost-effective Model Could Help Save Endangered Koalas...

Biobanking and assisted reproduction could become a reality for koalas by leveraging the existing technology used to help humans conceive. A detailed model, published today in the international journal Animals, reveals this would significantly help captive breeding programs to retain genetic diversity,...
ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA to Support its ARS Agency

ATCC Awarded Two Projects from the USDA Including the Creation of ARS Resources Collection...

ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded two projects, with a combined value of $385,000, by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support its Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agency over...

Pet Dog Biobanking Could Well Support Aging Research

Two recent papers from Hungarian researchers highlight the so far underrated relevance of pet dog biobanking in molecular research and introduce their initiative to make pioneering steps in this field. The Hungarian Canine Brain and Tissue Bank (CBTB) was established...

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