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2013-10-10 23:22:18

Specialty Containers Designed to Store and Ship Tissue Samples in Cryogenic Conditions Millville, NJ (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 WHEATON® CryoELITE® Tissue Vials were designed for the safe, secure and effective cryopreservation of biological tissue specimens. Different from cells and biofluids, tissue biospecimens have particular requirements for cryogenic storage (see the WHEATON blog at http://www.CryoFeed.com for more information). Offering researchers a uniform vial able to...

2013-08-07 23:17:45

Krishagni today announced the release of caTissue Plus v3.0 - Free and Open Source Biospecimen management software. caTissue Plus, initially developed with NCI funding, facilitates biorepository management by tracking biospecimens from collection to utilization across multiple projects, annotations, containers, specimen requests, distributions, and multiple reporting options. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Krishagni, leader in providing commercial support for caTissue, has now taken caTissue to...

2013-03-13 16:26:02

Gentris Has Been Awarded Certification Based on Rigorous Quality Standards in Clinical Sample Management MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentris® Corporation (www.gentris.com), a global leader in pharmacogenomics and biorepository solutions, announced today that its Integrated Biorepository has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program is the first of its kind. It is a three-year, peer-based...

2013-02-19 14:09:35

Do we trust biobank researchers? In a doctoral thesis from Uppsala University, medical doctor and bioethicist Linus Johnsson claims that we do: At least in Sweden. And since we do, researchers in turn have a moral responsibility towards us. On March 9, Linus Johnsson, medical doctor and bioethicist at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB), will defend his thesis on trust in biobank research. Trust is a sensitive issue in all research, but perhaps particularly so when it...

Human Specimen Collections Study In The US Offers First Look At Their Huge Diversity
2013-01-28 11:08:32

University of North Carolina Health Care Biobanks are organizations that collect, store and share human specimens (e.g., blood, solid tissues, hair) for research purposes. The rise of the human genome project and of large-scale genetics studies have spurred a dramatic increase in the number of biobanks in the last decade, increasing their importance in biomedical research. But until now, biobanks in the U.S. have never been studied systematically, leaving few clear details as to how...

2012-10-31 11:25:40

DALLAS, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Biobank (Biospecimen/Biorepository/Biopreservation) Market for Equipment and Media - Trends and Forecast to 2017" analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. Browse 113 market data tables with 11 figures spread through 281 pages and in-depth TOC of "Global Biobank (Biospecimen/ Biorepository/Biopreservation) Market for Equipment and...

2012-10-19 07:23:49

/PRNewswire/ -- Bluechiip Limited [ASX: BCT] today announced it has signed a Term Sheet to execute a Collaborative Co-Development Agreement with Swiss company Inpeco SA which allows both parties to collaborate to develop Inpeco products which integrate Bluechiip's technology. Based in Lugano, Switzerland, Inpeco designs and manufactures automation systems for the total automation of clinical laboratories, so improving and simplifying biological sample processing. Inpeco works closely...

2012-09-19 16:58:47

Many biotech observers maintain that the future of healthcare will largely be based on the field of personalized medicine, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) (http://genengnews.com). Although drug discovery efforts require access to increasingly larger arrays of biosamples, demand is exceeding supply, fueling the growth of the biobanking market, according to a recent issue of GEN (http://genengnews.com/gen-articles/biobanking-confronts-growing-pains/4481)....

2012-09-19 02:30:16

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BioFortis Inc., a leading software company in the clinical and translational research space, today introduced its Next Generation Biobanking software platform for biomarker-based clinical research. It will help pharmaceutical, government and academic research centers involved in biomarker-based clinical and translational studies to safely and effectively conduct externalized, science-driven collaborative studies. As biomarker-based clinical...

2012-09-13 10:29:15

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentris Corporation (www.gentris.com), a global leader in pharmacogenomics and biorepository solutions, announced today the completion of a significant expansion to their Morrisville, N.C. facility. The first phase of the expansion included additional office space and a large, multipurpose conference room, which will accommodate scientific training and education programs. The second phase of construction tripled the available capacity of the...