Official Opening of National Biobank Supervisory Office in Taiwan

A plaque unveiling ceremony for an office that will supervise the National Biobank Consortium of Taiwan, an integrated platform that seeks to establish a mega databank to promote the development of Taiwan’s biotechnology industry, was held Monday in Taipei. The “central office” is situated at the Zhunan branch of the National Health Research Institute (NHRI) […]

The LSU Integrated Musculoskeletal Biobank to Find Solutions for Orthopaedic Diseases

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health – New Orleans is spearheading a new effort to investigate and rectify disparities in orthopaedic diseases and their treatment. The LSU Integrated Musculoskeletal Biobank (LIMB), led by Vinod Dasa, M.D., Luis Marrero, Ph.D., Jessica Rivera, M.D., Ph.D., and Jennifer Simkin, Ph.D., is a repository that […]

Australian First Chromosome 15 Disorders Biobank

The first biobank in Australia aiming to improve research and treatments into rare genetic diseases caused by changes to genes on chromosome 15, including Prader-Willi Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome, will be established at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). Prader-Willi Research Foundation Australia (PWRFA) founder and CEO Kath Jones announced the chromosome 15 disorders biobank project in […]

Biobank Central to Windber Research Institute’s Cancer Work

The nationally renowned tissue repository continues to be the heart of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber. Originally developed in conjunction with the Clinical Breast Care Project research initiative through Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, the tissue bank has been expanded to store, catalog, and ship an expanding array of […]

Washington COVID-19 Biorepository Expands Sample Types

The current COVID19 pandemic showcases a critical need to accelerate the development and validation of quality diagnostic products for COVID-19. To support this effort, PATH, a global health non-profit, has created a growing biorepository of qualified clinical samples to support and accelerate the development and validation of quality in-vitro diagnostics. Roger Peck cataloging the first set […]

Considerations For Biospecimen Collection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SARS-CoV-2 is the highly transmittable respiratory virus that causes COVID-19, a disease hallmarked by an asymptomatic infection in some, and severe symptoms, including death, in others. At present, there is no vaccine or effective treatment. Current models suggest that until a vaccine is available recurring outbreaks are likely. Biobanks have a critical role in the […]

King’s Health Partners Bladder Cancer Biobank

Bladder cancer (BC) is the 9th most common cancer worldwide, but little progress has been made in improving patient outcomes over the last 25 years. The King’s Health Partners (KHP) BC biobank was established to study unanswered, clinically relevant BC research questions. Donors are recruited from the Urology or Oncology departments of Guy’s Hospital (UK) and […]

Each Patient is a Research Biorepository

The ability to analyze human specimens is the pillar of modern-day translational research. To enhance the research availability of relevant clinical specimens, the Medical University of South Carolina developed the Living BioBank (LBB) solution, which allows for just-in-time capture and delivery of phenotyped surplus laboratory medicine specimens. The LBB is a system-of-systems integrating research feasibility […]