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PBMCs as tools to investigate the causes of major human diseases

PBMCs as tools to investigate the causes of major human diseases Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are a mixed population of cells with single round nuclei. PBMCs are isolated by density centrifugation of human blood and can be further purified to isolate individual cell types such as natural killer cells, T cells, and B cells. In addition, PMBCs are […]

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Disease Modeling in a Dish: The Promise and Challenges of Stem Cell Research

From the earliest days of research on human disease scientists have envisioned the limitless potential of having access to cells with the ability to give rise to almost any type of cell. The study of the biology of such a “pluripotent” cell would yield insights into the processes that go awry in disease as well […]

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How the Mayo Clinic is employing automation to enhance sample management efficiency

World class clinical research institutions value their biological sample collections as strategic assets. They recognize the need for investing in efficient sample management systems for enhanced productivity. Learn how the Mayo Clinic is upgrading automation of its sample collection with state-of-the art technologies. Download the Poster Efficient management of collecting, storing, tracking, retrieving biological samples […]

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#FreezeFrameChallenge beneficiary highlight: Susan G. Komen ® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center

The Susan G. Komen ® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is one-of-a-kind.  As the only biobank collecting healthy breast tissue from women with no evidence of breast cancer, for use as normal controls in breast cancer research, this biorepository is taking its place as a major piece in the breast cancer research […]

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#FreezeFrameChallenge beneficiary highlight: SU2C Catalyst

  Whether it has impacted your family, friends or co-workers, cancer is a disease that has touched every individual at some point in time. Today, researchers are learning more about the causes of cancer and we have greater knowledge about how to prevent or treat certain cancers. However, with the growth rate expected in cancer […]

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Welcome to BioStorage Technologies

Research samples are precious assets which are often difficult to collect and impossible to replace. How are your research samples being stored, managed and protected today to support your future research endeavors? It is important for bioscience companies to ensure they have the right people, processes and technology in place to support the advancement of […]

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Transforming the Connectivity of Global Biospecimen Data: Collaborative Industry, Academic and CRO Approaches.

For most research enterprises, data related to biological specimens is collected and archived in disparate databases, in non-standard formats and across many different locations around the world. New collaborative research models which encourage sample asset sharing within and across biopharmaceutical enterprises, academic medical research institutions, clinical research organizations, government and non-profit research foundations are challenging […]

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The Future of Automated Liquid Nitrogen Storage

The storage of biological cells and other samples within liquid nitrogen tanks enables valuable protection for these vital research assets. The challenge with managing samples within LN2 is the labor intensive and manual process required by biobank personnel to locate, retrieve and safely transport these samples. The possible impact of temperature excursions during sample retrieval to […]

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Using Genetics to Propel Olympic Greatness

With the exponential increase in direct to consumer genetic testing in the last decade, many have taken advantage of their genetics to discover more about about their genealogy and predispositions to health conditions. With increasingly novel genetics applications, we arrive closer to living in the era of “the quantified self”. Athletigen’s sports genetics platform offers […]

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End to End Sample Management in an outsourced environment

Traditionally CROs (Clinical Research Organizations) focus on clinical trial set-up and execution. Data captured in systems such as IRT (interactive response technology – also known as IVR/IWR), laboratory databases and EDC (Electronic Data Capture) systems deployed during clinical trial execution are usually locked after the last patient has completed the trial and data are cleaned […]

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