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Effects of Freezing and Thawing Procedures on Selected Clinical Chemistry Parameters in Plasma.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Measurements from frozen sample collections are important key indicators in clinical studies. It is a prime concern of biobanks and laboratories to minimize preanalytical bias and variance through standardization. In this study, we aimed at assessing the effects of different freezing and thawing conditions on the reproducibility of medical routine parameters from frozen samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.0005DOI Listing

Best Practices for Human Biobank Ethics Review in China.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.

Shanghai Ethics Committee For Clinical Research, Shanghai, China.

The ethical practices for human biobanks in China are intended to safeguard the interests of all the participants, to standardize the construction, management, and resource sharing of human biobanks, to promote the development of medical research, and to improve public health and well-being. The practices contain several chapters: General Principles; Ethics Review; Informed Consent; Privacy Protection; Benefits of Sharing; and Conflict of Interest. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0132DOI Listing

Effects of Recombinant AavLEA1 Protein on Human Umbilical Cord Matrix Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survival During Cryopreservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

Recently, many studies have found that late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins could protect cells from drought, high salinity, and other stress conditions. Because LEA proteins maintain the integrity and stability of cell membranes, LEA proteins increase the cell's tolerance to dehydration stress, and reduce the osmotic and freezing damage during freezing. Whether LEA proteins could reduce cryopreservation damage and improve cell viability remains to be confirmed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.0014DOI Listing

Moving ISBER into the Future: Looking Beyond Our Horizons.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 May 11. Epub 2020 May 11.

President Elect, ISBER.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.29070.djcDOI Listing

Hydrogel Microfiber Encapsulation Enhances Cryopreservation of Human Red Blood Cells with Low Concentrations of Glycerol.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 21. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Department of Electronic Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

Cryopreservation of red blood cells (RBCs) has been studied as a typical example of cryobiology methodology. To date, a mature and long-term cryopreservation process for RBCs has been developed, which has the weakness of complicated procedures due to high concentrations of glycerol (Gly). Therefore, it is still a research focus to find a new method for cryopreservation of RBCs to reduce the concentrations of cryoprotectants (CPAs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.0003DOI Listing

Cryopreservation of Viable Human Tissues: Renewable Resource for Viable Tissue, Cell Lines, and Organoid Development.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 17. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Biorepository and Tissue Technology Shared Resources (BTTSR), Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.

The availability of viable human tissues is critical to support translational research focused on personalized care. Most studies have relied on fresh frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues for histopathology, genomics, and proteomics. Yet, basic, translational, and clinical research downstream assays such as tumor progression/invasion, patient-derived xenograft, organoids, immunoprofiling, and vaccine development still require viable tissue, which are time-sensitive and rare commodities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0062DOI Listing

Biobanking for Genomic and Personalized Health Research: Participant Perceptions and Preferences.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 17. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Biospecimens and associated data are invaluable tools in Genomics and Personalized Health (GAPH) research and can aid in the discovery of disease etiology and the development of therapeutics. To examine the experiences of patients invited to a particular GAPH study, Spectrometry in TIA Rapid Assessment (SpecTRA), and to explore broader biospecimen and data sharing preferences among a larger group of patients who had opted into a Permission to Contact for research program. An electronic survey was e-mailed to 515 participants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0090DOI Listing

Extending the Minimum Information About BIobank Data Sharing Terminology to Describe Samples, Sample Donors, and Events.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 17. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

THL Biobank, Department of Public Health Solutions, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

The Minimum Information About BIobank data Sharing (MIABIS) was initiated in 2012. MIABIS aims to create a common biobank terminology to facilitate data sharing in biobanks and sample collections. The MIABIS Core terminology consists of three components describing biobanks, sample collections, and studies, in which information on samples and sample donors is provided at aggregated form. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0129DOI Listing

Biobanking During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Authors:
Jim Vaught

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 15. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation and Biobanking.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.29069.jjvDOI Listing

Cryopreservation and Culture of Testicular Tissues: An Essential Tool for Biodiversity Preservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 13. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Laboratory of Animal Germplasm Conservation, Federal Rural University of Semi-Arid, Mossoró, Brazil.

Systematic cryo-banking of reproductive tissues could enhance reproductive management and ensure sustainability of rare mammalian genotypes. Testicular tissues contain a vast number of germ cells, including at early stages (spermatogonia and spermatocytes), that can potentially develop into viable spermatozoa after grafting or culture , and the resulting sperm cells then can be used for assisted reproductive techniques. The objective of this review was to describe current advances, limitations, and perspectives related to the use of testicular tissue preservation as a strategy for the conservation of male fertility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.0010DOI Listing

Introduction to New Section: Emerging Markets and Technologies.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr;18(2):45

Chief Operating Officer, RUCDR Infinite Biologics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.29068.rjgDOI Listing

Towards Harmonized Biobanking for Biomonitoring: A Comparison of Human Biomonitoring-Related and Clinical Biorepositories.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr;18(2):122-135

The European Human-Biomonitoring Initiative HBM4EU.

Human biomonitoring (HBM) depends on high-quality human samples to identify status and trends in exposure and ensure comparability of results. In this context, much effort has been put into the development of standardized processes and quality assurance for sampling and chemical analysis, while effects of sample storage and shipment on sample quality have been less thoroughly addressed. To characterize the currently applied storage and shipment procedures within the consortium of the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU), which aims at harmonization of HBM in Europe, a requirement analysis based on data from an online survey was conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0092DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7185365PMC

Effect of Equilibration Time and Temperature on Murine Spermatogonial Stem Cell Cryopreservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Mar 27. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Department of Animal Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University, Anseong, Republic of Korea.

Cryopreservation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) is essential for preservation of valuable livestock and clinical applications. Although optimal equilibration of cryoprotectants has emerged as a promising approach to improve the cryopreservation efficiency, standard equilibration protocols have not yet been considered in cryopreservation of SSCs. This study aimed to establish a standard equilibration protocol to improve the cryopreservation efficiency of murine germ cells enriched for SSCs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0116DOI Listing

Genotypic and Phenotypic Stability of Mixed Primary Isolates of and : A Comparative Analysis of Four Preservation Methods.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Mar 26. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Mycology Laboratory, National Institute of Infectious Diseases Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The choice of a suitable preservation method is critical for long-term microorganisms' viability. The strains should be preserved for long periods using reliable and reproducible methods that minimize genotypic and phenotypic variations and viability losses. The methodologies are usually designed for a better performance in isolated microorganisms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0096DOI Listing

Patients' Knowledge and Attitude Toward Biobanks in Eastern Morocco.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Mar 24. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Genetics Unit, Medical Sciences Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, University Mohammed Premier, Oujda, Morocco.

To integrate biobanks into the Moroccan health system and to promote biobanks-based research projects, it is necessary to explore the knowledge of patients, their attitudes toward biobanks, and the reasons that motivate them to participate in biobanks. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with patients, and data were analyzed using One thousand one hundred thirty-three questionnaires were completed. The mean age of patients was 47. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0047DOI Listing

A Pilot Cancer-Phenome Biobanking System in a Low-Resource Southeast Asian Setting: The Philippine General Hospital Biobank Experience.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Mar 23. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Biobanking has become an indispensable tool for translational research and health innovations. While the field of biobanking has progressed and evolved globally, biobanking in developing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries such as the Philippines remains underrepresented because of several challenges often encountered in these low- and middle-income countries. Recently, the Philippine government has undertaken enormous efforts to advancing research and development in the country, and one of the current research pursuits is the establishment of biobanks, with the hope of attaining more discoveries and innovations in the future. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0114DOI Listing

ISBER 2020 Awards.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 20;18(2):150-151. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Brooks Life Sciences, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.29067.djlDOI Listing

Quality Management Practices of Gene Banks for Livestock: A Global Review.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Mar 3. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.

The genetic diversity of livestock is decreasing and many countries have created gene banks for conservation of animal genetic resources (AnGR). The collection, processing, and storage of animal germplasm require substantial investment and the material collected (and associated data) is highly valuable. Therefore, quality management systems (QMSs) and practices are important. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0128DOI Listing

The Replacement of Fetal Bovine Serum with Bovine Serum Albumin During Oocyte Maturation and Embryo Culture Does Not Improve Blastocyst Quality After Slow Freezing Cryopreservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 27. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Brasilia, Brasília, Brazil.

In the present study, four experimental groups were used: fresh embryos, cultured during maturation and culture in media supplemented with bovine serum albumin (BSA) (fresh BSA) or fetal bovine serum (FBS) (fresh FBS); and two groups of cryopreserved and thawed embryos, produced under the same conditions (frozen BSA and frozen FBS). Experiment 1 evaluated the protein source effect on embryo development and response to cryopreservation. At day 7, half of the expanded blastocysts (Bx) from each group were cryopreserved and warmed and the other half were used as controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0059DOI Listing
February 2020

Feasibility Analysis of Cell-Free DNA Derived from Plasma of Lung Cancer Patients for Next-Generation Sequencing.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 21;18(2):117-121. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Medical Oncology Translational Research Lab, Jilin Provincial Cancer Hospital, Changchun, China.

The quality of specimens directly affects the experimental results. The stability and structural integrity of nucleic acids in samples have a decisive influence on high-throughput sequencing results. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) provides the most comprehensive criteria for evaluating the specimen quality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0115DOI Listing

Effects of Vitrification Techniques on the Somatic Tissue Preservation of Agouti ( Linnaeus, 1758).

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 21. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Laboratory of Animal Biotechnology, Federal Rural University of Semi-Arid, Mossoró, Brazil.

The cryobanks of agouti somatic tissues represent a promising tool for the conservation of this species and of those that are phylogenetically related and endangered. For these purposes, one strategy to guarantee the quality of samples after warming would be to choose the appropriate tissue vitrification technique. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of two different techniques, direct vitrification in cryovials (DVC) and solid-surface vitrification (SSV), on the preservation of ear somatic tissues derived from agoutis kept in a scientific center of creation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0109DOI Listing
February 2020

The International Teaching and Practice of Cryobiology and Biobankology Course in China.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb;18(1):10-13

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, China.

In the past 10 years, clinical biobanks have experienced increasing expansion in China. Demand for systematically educated biobanking professionals is a priority for Chinese biobanks' agenda. The cryobiology and biobankology course is the first semester-long course in China, designed and developed at Central South University with international cooperation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0104DOI Listing
February 2020

Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg-University of Luxembourg: University Biobanking Certificate.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb;18(1):7-9

Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL), Dudelange, Luxembourg.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0049DOI Listing
February 2020

UBCx "Biospecimen Research Methods Course".

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb;18(1):4-6

Biobanking and Biospecimen Research Services, Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer, Victoria, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0046DOI Listing
February 2020

The Experts Speak on Biobank Education.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb;18(1):14-17

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2020.29064.sodDOI Listing
February 2020

Method Validation for Extraction of DNA from Human Stool Samples for Downstream Microbiome Analysis.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 30;18(2):102-116. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL), Dudelange, Luxembourg.

A formal method validation for biospecimen processing in the context of accreditation in laboratories and biobanks is lacking. A previously optimized stool processing protocol was validated for fitness-for-purpose for downstream microbiome analysis. DNA extraction from human stool was validated with various collection tubes, stabilizing solutions and storage conditions in terms of fitness-for-purpose for downstream microbiome analysis, robustness, and sample stability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0112DOI Listing

Histological and Biomechanical Characteristics of Human Decellularized Allograft Heart Valves After Eighteen Months of Storage in Saline Solution.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 28;18(2):90-101. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

The best storage preservation method for maintaining the quality and safety of human decellularized allograft heart valves is yet to be established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the stability in terms of extracellular matrix (ECM) integrity of human heart valve allografts decellularized using sodium dodecyl sulfate-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (SDS-EDTA) and stored for 6, 12, and 18 months. A total of 70 decellularized aortic and pulmonary valves were analyzed across different storage times (0, 6, 12, and 18 months) for solution pH measurements, histological findings, cytotoxicity assay results, biomechanical test results, and microbiological suitability test results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0106DOI Listing

Comparison and Analysis of Two Internationally Recognized Biobanking Standards.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 27;18(2):82-89. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Office of Biobank Education and Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Impactful biobanking is underpinned by quality assurance and standardization. Several general biobank standards exist that can be associated with programs to provide different levels of conformity assessment, including the Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNet) Certification program and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20387 and accreditation bodies. We examined the CTRNet Required Operational Practices (2017) and ISO 20387 (2018), to compare them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0126DOI Listing

Brain Organoids: A Promising Living Biobank Resource for Neuroscience Research.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 24;18(2):136-143. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

Department of Central Laboratory, Shanghai Children's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Biobanking plays an important role between clinical practice and translational research. In addition to the traditional biomolecular-based biobanks, there is a growing interest in establishing living biobanks, including organoid biobanks that can collect and store viable and functional tissues and proliferative cell types for long periods of time. An organoid is a three-dimensional cell complex derived by self-organization of small tissue blocks or stem cells, which can recapitulate the phenotypic and genetic characteristics of targeted human organs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0111DOI Listing

Biobanking Education.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 22;18(1):1-3. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Office of Biobank Education and Research, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29062.mjcDOI Listing
February 2020

Utilization of Mobile Application for Better Implementation of Good Clinical Practice in a Biorepository Sample Collection Process: Functions of in Biobanking.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 7;18(2):46-52. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Pancreas Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, P.R. China.

Preanalytical variables of biospecimens play a vital role in biobanking. Currently, there is a lack of a convenient and precise methods to document these variables. Paper documentation and computer-based Lab Information Management System software are the most common solutions, but both have clear disadvantages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0025DOI Listing

Biosafety Evaluation of Equine Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells by Systematic Pathogen Screening in Peripheral Maternal Blood and Paired UC-MSCs.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 3;18(2):73-81. Epub 2020 Jan 3.

LABÉO Frank Duncombe, Saint Contest, France.

The growing interest in mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in equine medicine, together with the development of MSC biobanking for allogeneic use, raises concerns about biosafety of such products. MSCs derived from umbilical cord (UC) carry an inherent risk of contamination by environmental conditions and vertical transmission of pathogens from broodmares. There is yet no report in the scientific literature about horses being contaminated by infected MSC products, and no consensus about systematic infectious screening of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (UC-MSCs) to ensure microbiological safety of therapeutic products. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0071DOI Listing

Modeling Clinical Processes to Consent Research Donors of Remnant Biospecimens in an Outpatient Cardiology Clinic.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 26;18(2):53-63. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California.

Informed consent for research biospecimen donations is traditionally obtained through a face-to-face interaction with research staff and by signing an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved printed form. Electronic signatures (eSign) are routinely used in the electronic medical record (EMR) for the consenting of clinical services after patients review printed documentation. Our goal was to develop an electronic self-consenting workflow that mimicked clinical services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7185316PMC

Evaluating the German Biobank Node as Coordinating Institution of the German Biobank Alliance: Engaging with Stakeholders via Survey Research.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Apr 20;18(2):64-72. Epub 2019 Dec 20.

German Biobank Node, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

The German Biobank Node (GBN) is the central hub for German biobank activities and coordinates the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) to which 11 biobank sites in Germany belong. GBN, in cooperation with designated members of GBA, has developed various services and products for the German biobank community. To ensure that services and products are well aligned with the needs and interests of relevant stakeholders, GBN actively engages with its diverse stakeholder groups through different methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0060DOI Listing

Factors Affecting Human Umbilical Cord Blood Quality Before Cryopreservation: The Importance of Birth Weight and Gestational Age.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 16;18(1):18-24. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Department of Stem Cell and Immune Cell, Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells and is useful for the treatment of blood diseases. The cost of UCB storage is high; thus, it is necessary to evaluate the quality of UCB before collection and cryopreservation. This study aimed to determine the maternal and neonatal factors that influence UCB before selection for cryopreservation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0063DOI Listing
February 2020

Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec;17(6):487-490

Qatar Biobank, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.

The International Biobanking Conference titled "Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar" was held on March 25-27, 2019, in the vibrant city of Doha, Qatar. The 3-day event was organized and hosted by the Qatar Biobank (QBB) and the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB), with supporting collaboration from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and the Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure-European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC). The aim was to highlight the role of biobanking in medical research and advancing health care, as well as improving clinical outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6998048PMC
December 2019

Qatar Biobank: A Paradigm of Translating Biobank Science into Evidence-Based Health Care Interventions.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec;17(6):491-493

Qatar Biobank, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community, Doha, Qatar.

Biobank science is progressively becoming indispensable for the development of novel diagnostic tools in health care, by pairing standardized high-quality biological samples, phenotypic, and omics data required to best characterize the underlying biological mechanisms of response to therapy and survival. Qatar Biobank (QBB), Qatar's National Repository Centre for biological samples and health information, aligning with these endeavors, has developed a strategic framework to enable biobanking science that can be transformed into tangible health care diagnostic tools. In this concept, QBB works closely with multidisciplinary stakeholders: (1) governmental authorities ( = 2), (2) health providers ( = 3), (3) academic institutions ( = 28), (4) other research institutions ( = 6), and (5) the Qatar National Research Fund, by providing data and biospecimens to research projects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0051DOI Listing
December 2019

Qatar Biobank Milestones in Building a Successful Biobank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec;17(6):485-486

Qatar Biobank, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0083DOI Listing
December 2019

Conception, Implementation, and Integration of Heterogenous Information Technology Infrastructures in the Qatar Biobank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec;17(6):494-505

Qatar Biobank, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community, Doha, Qatar.

The overall goal of the Qatar Biobank (QBB) is to collect, manage, and distribute high-quality human biospecimens with appropriate clinical and/or research annotation and associated phenotypic data, aiming to be an important and essential resource of medical research and evidence-based health care system policies in Qatar. To manage and collect large volumes of data, the QBB has been investing in a number of information management solutions, trying to avoid inflexibility of traditional systems and accommodate changes in data sources and workflows. This article aims to present the information technology solutions of QBB based on a free, open-source software solution, considered a reliable alternative to commercial solutions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0067DOI Listing
December 2019

The Implementation of an Integrated Management System at Qatar Biobank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec;17(6):506-511

Scientific and Education Department, Qatar Biobank, Doha, Qatar.

Qatar Biobank (QBB) is a platform that will make vital health research possible through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from the local population of Qatar. The goal of QBB is to collect, process, store, and finally share high-quality biological samples and associated data for research purposes with the research community. To do this, a series of standardized procedures following evidence-based practices are required, and QBB is achieving this by implementing an integrated management system (IMS) that incorporates ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 27001: 2013 standards. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0076DOI Listing
December 2019

Effects of MeSO and Trehalose on the Cell Viability, Proliferation, and Family Gene (, , and ) Expression in Cryopreserved Human Breast Cancer Cells.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 3;18(1):33-40. Epub 2019 Dec 3.

Institute of Biothermal Science and Technology, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.

Long-term cryopreservation of the viability and metabolic state of cells in cancer cell/tissue specimens has significant implications for diagnostic verification of disease progression in cancer patients and selection of effective treatment options via development of the patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for drug screening. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of cryoprotectant agents (CPAs) on the expression of family genes (, , and ) that are involved in the growth and development of breast cancers. MCF-7 cells were cryopreserved in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) with 20% (v/v) fetal bovine serum, using 10% (v/v) MeSO (dimethyl sulfoxide, DMSO) or 7. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0082DOI Listing
February 2020

Honey as an Alternative to Antibiotics for Cryopreservation of Nili-Ravi Buffalo Bull Spermatozoa.

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 Feb 2;18(1):25-32. Epub 2019 Dec 2.

Department of Zoology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

The antimicrobial properties of honey have stimulated interest in evaluating it as an alternative to antibiotics for cryopreserved buffalo semen. , and honey were analyzed and honey was found suitable in terms of quality and purity. Buffalo semen (24 ejaculates) was studied for dose tolerability to honey (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0054DOI Listing
February 2020

Access ISBER Best Practice Education Online and Keep Your Practices Current.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec 19;17(6):625-626. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Biobanking and Biospecimen Research Services, Deeley Research Centre, British Columbia Cancer-Victoria Center, Victoria, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29061.ljmDOI Listing
December 2019

Re: "Evaluation of Enrofloxacin for Use in Cryopreservation of Zebu Bull Semen" by Ishaq et al. (Biopreserv Biobank 2019;17(6):546-552, DOI: 10.1089/bio.2018.0133).

Biopreserv Biobank 2020 02 1;18(1):41-42. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa.

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February 2020

Optimized Biobanking Procedures for Preservation of RNA in Tissue: Comparison of Snap-Freezing and RNAlater-Fixation Methods.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec 16;17(6):562-569. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

Molecular Unit, Department of Pathology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Personalized treatment, supported by biomarkers, would improve survival of ovarian cancer patients. RNA molecules are potentially important biomarkers. The Danish CancerBiobank provides an infrastructure for handling and storage of biological material, including RNA, from Danish cancer patients. Read More

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December 2019
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Tygerberg Research Ubuntu-Inspired Community Engagement Model: Integrating Community Engagement into Genomic Biobanking.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Dec 25;17(6):613-624. Epub 2019 Nov 25.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

Community engagement (CE) is an ethical imperative in research, but the knowledge base for what constitutes effective and ethically sound CE is limited. Ubuntu, as a component of responsive communitarianism where communal welfare is valued together with individual autonomy, is useful in furthering our understanding of effective CE and how it could best be achieved. Similarly, a relative solidarity model serves as a compromise between extreme individualism and extreme communalism and is more appropriate in a heterogenous African context. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6921246PMC
December 2019