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Long-awaited international ethical guidelines for biobank researchers

Many sets of guidelines and regulations, and great differences among countries. This is what medical researchers encounter if they want to use previously collected samples from biobanks in their research. For one thing, this makes it extremely complicated to carry out major international studies...

UK Biobank Set Up To Understand the Links between Genes, Lifestyle Environment and Illness

UK Biobank has launched the world's largest medical experiment at Altrincham, Cheshire. // It has already sent the first 3,000 invitations to the first set of participants. The main aim of the project is to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, deme...

Microsoft Announces Winners of the 2009 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards

... Norway-based HUNT Research Centre and biobank hosts one of the largest population-ba... third study, HUNT Research Centre and biobank recognized the need to deploy a techno...l-time data. HUNT Research Centre and biobank implemented Thermo Scientific Nautilus...

Biobanks will provide 'electronic specimens' for medical research

...ity of Salamanca in Spain. "Different types of biobank will probably coexist, including both generic and ...nvolve a great effort and take time. Meanwhile the biobank community faces a daunting enough challenge just p...r future, and which should influence the course of biobank development. "This explains the decision for the t...

Georgetown University Medical Center Collaborates with Indivumed to Develop Cancer Research Database

...dually targeted treatments." The agreement will expand upon the Indivumed biobank protocol already begun at Georgetown University Hospital, expanding the col...he Hamburg metropolitan area. Indivumed's clinical infrastructure and tumor biobank of currently more than 9,000 patient-cases serve as resources for both Indi...

Georgetown Medical Center collaborates to develop cancer research database

...ment currently in place at Georgetown that established a high-quality tumor biobank and clinical database for pancreatic cancer and which now also includes can...ually targeted treatments." The agreement will expand upon the Indivumed biobank protocol already begun at Georgetown University Hospital, expanding the col...

Global Med Technologies(R) Announces U.S. Release of Proven Tissue and Cellular Therapy Product

...d validation of the software, the documentation of the software and the quality of support and maintenance. Raphael Bardonnet, M.D., Director of the biobank in Paris, France, stated, "BioBank required a software solution that could meet our evolving needs as we develop new technologies for the preparation ...

Husband and wife team recognized for outstanding breast cancer research

...yal Melbourne Hospital. He has also made significant contributions to translational research, which includes the establishment of the Victorian Cancer biobank and the ACRF Centre for Therapeutic Target Discovery. Recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence receive an honorarium of $60,...

Genetic town halls to be held in 5 US cities

...teers. Scientists could use the information in the biobank to conduct research on how a persons genes, enviro...deral health agencies are considering developing a biobank of samples and information from hundreds of thousa...ns of establishing and participating in a national biobank with experts and each other. Potential discussion ...

This Holiday Season Some Dream of a White Christmas - The Accelerated Cure Project Dreams of Developing a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

... to build and maintain the largest bio sample and data bank for Multiple Sclerosis (and other demyelinating diseases) research. Blood samples from the biobank will be provided to MS researchers at almost no cost - as long as they share their results with the Accelerated Cure Project. In return, Mellor's team...
BioBank in Medical Technology

Indivumed Study Provides Sound Scientific Basis for a Predictive Drug Test- Platform

...ashington, D.C., Indivumed has cooperation agreements with all major oncological hospitals in the Hamburg metropolitan area. Indivumed's current tumor biobank of over 6000 patient-cases, collected with a mean cold ischemia time of less than eight minutes, serves as a resource for Indivumed's cancer research ...
BioBank in Biological News

Harmonizing biobank research: An achievable world-wide goal

National biobanks play a vital role in modern health research by providing a goldmine of stored human biological samples and data, but they are expensive to run. Can we make better use of these invaluable resources by collaborating across national borders on a larger scale? This is the theme of an...

Harmonizing Biobank Research Conference in 2009

How can we maximise the value and use of epidemiological biobanks by harmonising efforts between countries? This is the theme of a conference being held on the 25-27th March in Brussels, Belgium. Co-organised by PHOEBE (Promoting Harmonisation of Epidemiological Biobanks), P3G (Public Populati...

Manchester clears first hurdle in €170 million biobank building boom

The University of Manchester has been successful in gaining major European Union funding to begin joint planning of how millions of biological samples, such as DNA, can be managed and made available to research scientists across Europe. The Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (CIGMR)...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

UK Biobank, a visionary medical project aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other serious conditions is launched this week after several years of meticulous planning. Up to three thousand people living in the south Manchester area...

Living longer thanks to the 'longevity gene'

...t, Dr. Friederike Flachsbart of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology at Kiel University. However, through the support of the Schleswig Holstein biobank Popgen, which now contains over 660 DNA samples from centenarians, the institute in Kiel has access to one of the world's largest collections of DNA s...
BioBank in Biological Technology

Long-awaited international ethical guidelines for biobank researchers

Many sets of guidelines and regulations, and great differences among countries. This is what medical researchers encounter if they want to use previously collected samples from biobanks in their research. For one thing, this makes it extremely complicated to carry out major international studies...

The Government of Quebec and the New Canadian Government Invest in the Creation of an International Biobank

Genome Quebec and the Centre de sante et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi launch the Genome Quebec-Centre hospitalier affilie universitaire regional de Chicoutimi Biobank SAGUENAY, Quebec, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour...

Former GE Healthcare Director, Per Foss Appointed CEO for HUNT Biosciences

... LEVANGER, Norway, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HUNT Biosciences, the commercial arm of the HUNT Study and associated biobank today announced the appointment of former GE Healthcare director Per Foss as its new CEO. The company provides pharmaceutical and healthcare companies...

World BioBank(TM) Launch Benefits Advanced Medical Research

...research. In addition to tissue collection, World biobank supports biomarker storage in conjunction with cli...tracking, processing, storage and shipment. "World biobank opens the opportunity for patient-specific, target...commitment to the advancement of bioscience, World biobank operates with an eye toward the improvement of pat...

Indivumed Appoints Annette Kassen as Vice President Clinical Research

... Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Indivumed's current tumor biobank of over 8,000 patient-cases, collected with a mean cold ischemia time of le... well as for the use of pharmaceutical and biopharma partners through tumor biobank access and a variety of services, such as e.g. IHC and drug profiling. ...

Indivumed Supports Roche Diagnostics With Immunohistochemistry Services and Clinical Specimens for Biomarker Discovery and Drug Development

... selection of tumor tissue sections from its tumor biobank as well as specifically collected clinical samples...mburg metropolitan area. Indivumed's current tumor biobank of over 6500 patient-cases, collected with a mean ...harmaceutical and biopharma partners through tumor biobank access and IHC services. ...

GenVault Partnership with Genome Quebec Brings $3.3 Million Sale of Dynamic Archive Product

...at the Genome Quebec - Centre de sante et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi biobank , highlights a necessary and growing trend in biosample management to estab...ank. CARTaGENE will contain environmental, demographic and health data. Its biobank will contain DNA and blood and urine samples. Access to CARTaGENE will be g...
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