biobank


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bi·o·bank

 (bī′ō-băngk′)
n.
A repository of samples of biological material such as tissue, blood, or DNA, along with detailed information about the source of each sample, used for scientific research.
tr.v. bi·o·banked, bi·o·bank·ing, bi·o·banks
1. To supply (biological material) to a biobank.
2. To preserve (biological material) in a biobank.

biobank

(ˈbaɪəʊˌbæŋk)
n
(Pathology) any large store of human biological samples for research into the genetic and environmental causes of disease
[C20: from bio- + bank1]
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And the other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are Askion, B&C Group, BioBank, BioCryo, BioRep, BioStorage Technologies, Bluechip, Brooks Life Science Systems, Cryo Bio System, CryoXtract, DNA Genotek, Excilone, Fluidx, Indivumed, LVL Technologies, Micronic, Promega, QIAGEN, RURO, Seralab, SOL Group, Tissue Solutions, Trans-Hit Biomarkers, and Wildcat Laboratory Solutions.
More than 25 healthcare professionals and researchers enhanced their skills at the "Epidemiology & Public Health Research" workshop hosted by Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), in collaboration with Qatar University (QU) and Imperial College London.
THE more volunteers we get, the better we can understand the health of the population, said Dr Hanan al Kuwari, Chairperson of Qatar Biobank Board of Trustees.
From the broad array of issues that could be addressed, this Q&A focuses on a few critical issues that many biobanks are facing today: quality management, biobank network design, long-term sustainability, conveying the importance ofbiobanking to the public, and the return of research results to biospecimen donors.
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Biobank services and technology hold great influence on drug discovery and development.
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UK Biobank is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council with further financial support from the Welsh Assembly Government, the Department of Health, the Scottish Executive and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.
Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation, will host its inaugural conference that will explore the development of Qatar's healthcare and medical research community, at Qatar National Convention Centre on 8th and 9th of this month.
I WOULD like to thank the first 5,000 Merseysiders who have taken a positive step in the last two months to improve the health of future generations - by joining the UK Biobank Research Project, now recruiting in Liverpool.
Biobank is an infrastructure required for progress in biology and biotechnology, Rasekh said, adding that the bank established by RIPI is one of the best as it conforms with international standards and contains microbes that could be cultured.