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Frozen Assets: Securing Your Biobank’s Financial Sustainability

Biorepository and biobank sustainability can be a balancing act. It requires managing a biobank’s operational, social, and financial obligations to remain effective and competitive...

Seed Banks & the Evolution of Selective Plant Breeding

Plant breeding practices go back to the beginning of sedentary agriculture, dating back 9000 to 11000 years. As long as we have grown crops,...

7 Factors to Consider when Implementing Biobank LIMS Software

Biobanks must store high-quality biospecimen collected from sick and healthy donors, along with their associated clinical data such as demographic information, personal medical history,...

How Automation Impacts Every Step of the Biobanking Process

With ever-increasing demand, biobanks are turning to automation to help maintain sample integrity and to uphold their demanding standards of specimen tracking. Automation can...

Recommendations by ISBER for Cryogenic Sample Storage & Biobanking

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) released an addendum to their Fourth Edition of ISBER Best Practices. The addendum, titled "Liquid...

The Cold Chain & Cold Storage Transport Tracking

The cold chain has been a topic that has been discussed recently in regards to the new vaccine from Pfizer. However, what exactly is...

How to Re-Label Cryogenically Stored Legacy Vials

Implementing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) isn’t a one-step process; it involves buy-in from the entire lab to reorganize inventory and workflow...

Biobanking is a Priority for Scientists Studying COVID-19

Biobanks serve as a source of primary human tissues, with some storing millions of samples from hundreds of thousands of patients. So, what do...

Biobanks – The Perfect Model for Managing Millions of Samples Error-Free

Over the last 10 years, biobanks have become a staple of biomedical research. The ability to accumulate, catalog, and dispense a variety of sample...

Maintaining Your Bank of Cell Lines – 4 Simple Tips

As any lab will attest, organizing your bank of cell lines is key to ensuring that your research runs smoothly and efficiently. However, this...

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ISO Accreditations Every Biobank Must Know & Why They Matter

The increasing contribution of biobanks to health research has led to the need to establish standardized regulations and requirements for biobanking to ensure the...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, Ph.D., M.Eng., ACGI, MIET

Our latest research spotlight focuses on the young, accomplished, and up-and-coming Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, a biomedical engineer developing biosensing platforms and technologies for the...

A Brief Guide to Glove-Friendly Labeling in the Lab

Labeling is performed daily, with large experiments sometimes requiring hundreds of sample tubes, each of which must be identified appropriately. Most laboratory personnel must...

A Brief History of Live-Cell Imaging

Starting with the invention of the microscope by a father and son team, scientists have been fascinated by the emerging new world of microorganisms....