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Collaboration in Biopharma: Harnessing the Power of Cloud-based Technologies

From banking to e-commerce, cloud computing has transformed the landscape of the world economy. It is also gradually changing the face of the biopharma industry. In the scientific world, effective communication and collaboration are essential to successful outcomes. Although biopharma has been slower than some other industries to adopt cloud-based technologies, the field is increasingly relying on the cloud to advance scientific knowledge.

Topic: Biobanking and Biorepository, Content: Post..........

Creation of the First Tuberculosis Biobank in the UK

After the discovery of Streptomycin in the 1940s, followed by isoniazid in the 1950s and later rifampin in the 1970s, the incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in the developed world dropped dramatically. Sanatoria closed and research into new antibiotics and vaccines likewise diminished. TB was no longer considered a significant threat in the US and much of Europe. So when multiple drug-resistant strains of TB (MDR-TB) appeared in the 1980s, the concern within the infectious disease community was perhaps understated. Besides, all but a small number of cases were in underdeveloped countries where the very high cost and difficulty of treating MDR-TB was considered beyond reach.

Topic: Biobanking and Biorepository, Content: Post..........

Transporting Critical Bio-Material: How do you safely move an irreplaceable biospecimen collection?

Are you faced with the task of relocating a biospecimen collection? Moving a substantial inventory of samples is a logistical challenge, and requires managing temperature, equipment, regulatory, and personnel safety issues. The choice of vehicle used for transport may be low on the list, but the right truck can be critical to success.

The best mode of transportation for moving your irreplaceable sample collection from Point A to Point B may not be one you are familiar with. This InfoPoster explores the pros and cons associated with the well-known (standard) option vs. specialized transport services and associated ancillary equipment. Getting familiar with all of your options will lead to a better decision.

Topic: Cold-Chain Logistics, Content: Poster, Topi..........

National Children's Study Shows Why Biobanking Automation Pays Off

National Children's Study

Topic: Biobanking and Biorepository, Content: Post..........

Biobank Storage Temperatures: An Illustrative Guide

 Storage temperatures and monitoring are critical to meeting requirements for biobank organizations. While each project varies in requirements, it is essential to understand the benefits and risks associated with each temperature option. Investigators planning to use our biorepository often ask for advice on the optimal storage temperature for their samples. Based on my experience, I have found that there are 4 questions every investigator should ask to improve viability for long term storage.

 

Topic: Biobanking and Biorepository, Content: Post..........

10 Things You Should Know About Dry Shippers Before Shipping High Value Biologics, Part II

In the second part of this blog, I will discuss the remaining 5 common misconceptions I have encountered when using a dry shipper (if you haven't already read the first part of the blog, you can click here).  

Topic: Cold-Chain Logistics, Content: Poster