Latest Biobank Stories

2013-11-02 23:03:11

Federated Biobank and the patient-centered Electronic Health Record system merge in "Project 2020" to expedite biopharma R&D in Russia, CIS and emerging markets. New York (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 VR Foundation, InVitro and Carbon Valley today announced a collaborative project to create a nation-wide, federated biobank and medical data collection network in Russia. This will be the largest ever coordinated effort aimed at collection of comprehensive data sets for biomedical...

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...

2013-02-19 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...

2012-09-19 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)....

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