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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Biotechnology – We are in a golden age of medical research

Written by Saptarshi Sengupta, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Denodo Biotech, medical research and drug discovery – all of these come at a very high cost but brings along significant benefit to humankind. A blockbuster drug can cure a critical disease for hundreds of thousands of patients across the globe and can earn the pharma […]

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A Unique Model Committed to Discovery with Purpose

A vision, driven by energizing deliberate collaboration among passionate, focused entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of life science and technology is shaping up to be a unique model for speeding discovery via partnerships. Understood to be the first of its kind as a public-private collaboration model, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) was established […]

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CryoPod™ Carrier for the Holidays – Giveaway Winner

We have a winner from our 2016 Holidays Campaign! Robbi Garrison, Technical Leader Cell Banking for Bioengineering and Bioprocessing R&D at Dow AgroSciences, is the winner of the CryoPod™ Carrier featured in our December giveaway. The CryoPod™ Carrier is a truly safe, portable liquid nitrogen (LN2) based trackable device for handling samples below -150°C. The […]

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How safe are your samples?

Introduction Plastic storage tubes are used in laboratories worldwide to store biological and chemical samples. As most plastics are supplied as sterile, pyrogen- and DNAse/RNAse-free, it is generally accepted that this guarantees product integrity. Many confuse “Clean” with “Sterile”, post production sterilisation only guarantees that there are no viable organism and does not relate to […]

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Cold Chain Temperature Regulation: The Fish Stick Paradox

Ian Pope, Manager of Regional Sales, Cryogenic Products Cold chain logistics, temperature monitoring and data capture are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and important to R&D organizations managing biological and cellular samples. Unlike samples within the biopharmaceutical industry, frozen food is an area in which regulations exist for how foods are routinely frozen, stored and shipped. […]

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Specimen Storage and Distribution Models: Paradigms, Shifts, Strategies and Benefits

Specimen Storage and Distribution Models: Paradigms, Shifts, Strategies and Benefits Presented at the ISBioTech Conference Dec 2016 by Ian M Pope, PhD Global Cryo Solutions, Brooks Life Science Systems Scientists and researchers choose cryopreservation to truly preserve the cells or tissues they are storing. In most cases, preservation doesn’t simply enable the ability to measure a […]

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Two Strategies for Knowledge Dissemination in Biobanking

The Canadian Tissue Repository Network Biobank Certification and the College of American Pathologists Biorepository Accreditation Programs:  Two Strategies for Knowledge Dissemination in Biobanking Please take a moment to read the above publication which appears in the December journal of Biopreservation and Biobanking. Advances in health research and the growth in personalized medicine has increased the […]

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Ensuring Cold Chain Protection for Valuable Sample Assets: Cryopod™ Carrier and Automatic LN2 Filling Station

Ensuring Cold Chain Protection for Valuable Sample Assets: Cryopod™ Carrier and Automatic LN2 Filling Station Launched in 2015, the CryoPod™ Carrier – an innovative, portable LN2 sample transport device – and the accompanying benchtop compatible Automatic LN2 Filling Station, won two product innovation awards for the year (ISBER & ESBB).  As a handy portable device, […]

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The Process Is the Product: How Cryopreservation Protocols Impact Sample Quality

By Allison Hubel, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Director of the Biopreservation Core Resource (BioCoR), Eminent Cryobiologist Summary of presentation made during a scientific symposium at Genentech on January 12, 2016 Introduction The demand for biospecimens – macromolecules, cells, or tissues – is growing rapidly. Therapeutic need is surging as people are […]

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We All Are A Resource for The Cure

The Komen Tissue Bank (KTB), a part of Indiana University, is the only biobank in the world that collects healthy breast tissue for breast cancer research. Scientists around the world have sought us out and have requested our samples to use as normal controls in their projects. A few times per year we check up […]

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