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The Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group Biobanking Network.

Authors:
Jennifer Byrne

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 2;17(2):95-97. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0013DOI Listing

Gene Mutations in Ganoderma lucidum During Long-Term Preservation by Repeated Subculturing.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

NITE Biological Resource Center (NBRC), National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Tokyo, Japan.

Subculturing is frequently used for the preservation of basidiomycetes. In this study, to assess and verify the risks of repeated subculturing on the long-term preservation of strains of culture collections, we performed single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis in genes encoding enzymes of the mevalonate pathway, 1,3-β-glucan synthesis, lignin degradation, and the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle of mycelia before and after preserving for a 4-year period by the subculturing 30 times every 45 days of Ganoderma lucidum NBRC 8346. As a result of analyzing 60 genes of the strain, SNPs were found in 18 genes, and 14 of them were found in the exon region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0149DOI Listing

Reappraisal of the Mawangdui Han Tomb Cadaver Thirty Years After Its Unearthing.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 28;17(2):98-104. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

1 Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, Hunan, China.

The Mawangdui tomb No.1 cadaver, a female corpse from the Western Han Dynasty, was unearthed in 1972. Forensic examination at the time of discovery indicated fairly remarkable presence of bodily constituents at the anatomical, histological, and molecular levels. Read More

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April 2019
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Autopsy and Forensic Study on a Rare Human Corpse Preserved Over Two Thousand Years: The Mawangdui Ancient Cadaver.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 28;17(2):105-112. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

1 Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, Hunan, China.

In 1972, an enormous tomb site was found in the eastern suburb of Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, which led to the discovery of Mawangdui tomb No. 1, and soon thereafter tombs Nos. 2 and 3. Read More

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April 2019
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Special Section: A Well-Preserved 2000-Year-Old Chinese Cadaver.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 28;17(2):93-94. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

1 Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Central South University, Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29049.xxyDOI Listing

Managing the Unimaginable: Biobank Participant Views on Reconsent for Whole Genome Sequencing of Stored Biospecimens.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

1 Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Background: DNA biobanks frequently obtain broad permissions from sample donors, who agree to allow their biospecimens to be used for a variety of future purposes. A limitation of this approach is that it may not be possible to discuss or anticipate all potential uses of biospecimens at the time patient consent is obtained. We surveyed biobank participants to clarify their views regarding the need to be informed about research involving whole genome sequencing (WGS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0077DOI Listing

DNAshell Protects DNA Stored at Room Temperature for Downstream Next-Generation Sequencing Studies.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

1 Laboratoire de Pathologie Clinique et Experimentale, Biobanque BB-0033-00025, FHU OncoAge, Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0129DOI Listing

Real-Time Temperature Mapping in Ultra-Low Freezers as a Standard Quality Assessment.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 26;17(2):139-142. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

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

Adequate preservation of biospecimens has been proven to be critical to obtain reliable and reproducible results in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and many other assays. Most biological assays can be performed on specimens preserved in -80°C ultra-low freezers, but their quality can be influenced by temperature variability within storage units. Thus, regulatory standards such as those from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and standards from the Food and Drug Administration require temperature mapping, a standard quality assessment for accreditation when using ultra-low freezers for long-term biospecimen storage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0108DOI Listing

The Coral Hospital.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

1 Taiwan Coral Research Center, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Checheng, Taiwan.

Herein we propose an ambitious confrontation of the current coral reef crisis through the establishment of a "Coral Hospital." In an analogous manner to a human hospital, "sick" corals will first be diagnosed either in situ or in the hospital's diagnostic "clinic" such that the root cause of illness can be discerned (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0137DOI Listing

Advances and Challenges of Using Ovarian Preantral Follicles to Develop Biobanks of Wild Mammals.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

1 Laboratory of Animal Germplasm Conservation (LCGA), Department of Animal Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA), Mossoró, Brazil.

The extinction rate of mammalian species has been accelerated in recent decades. It therefore is important to preserve and store genetic materials in cryobanks for research purposes and subsequent production of offspring through assisted reproductive techniques. Along with the systematic collection and storage of germplasm, research efforts focusing on in vitro culture to produce mature gametes are critical. Read More

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March 2019
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The ISBER 2019 Awards.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 22;17(2):198-199. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

3 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO), Lyon, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29050.zjkDOI Listing
April 2019
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Utilization of Archived Plasma to Detect Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Precision medicine has received increased attention as an effective approach for the treatment of cancer patients. Because of challenges associated with the availability of archived tissue, liquid biopsies are often performed to detect cancer-specific mutations. One of the major advantages of the liquid biopsy is that the treatment can be monitored longitudinally, even after the tumor tissue is no longer available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0126DOI Listing
March 2019
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Mawangdui-Type Ancient Human Cadavers in China and Strategies for Their Long-Term Preservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 19;17(2):113-118. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

1 Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Ancient human remains may exist as intact cadavers in various forms, including mummies as well as humid or soft corpses. These valuable human depositories have been increasingly investigated with modern molecular biological approaches, delivering breakthrough discoveries in the field of paleoanthropology. Many ancient remains are also preserved in museums for public education of the history of human civilization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.0018DOI Listing

A Two-Level Biobank Data Protection Concept for Project-Driven Human Sample Collections.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum (IPA), Bochum, Germany.

Legal and ethical demands for more transparent and strict data protection measures to enhance research participant privacy have grown with an increasing number of human biobanks providing biomaterial collections long term for unspecified future research questions. The design of a data protection scheme that minimizes the risk of donor reidentification and promotes biomaterial and data use in research is a big challenge to all kinds of human biobanks. Yet, there is a lack of publications which address this basic building block of a biobank. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0112DOI Listing

Effect of Cryopreservation on Lipid Peroxidation, Antioxidant Potential, Chromatin Integrity, and Mitochondrial Activity of Indian Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus murghi) Semen.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

5 Department of Animal Reproduction, INIA, Madrid, Spain.

Aim: The study elucidates the impact of cryopreservation on lipid peroxidation (LPO), antioxidant potential, DNA integrity, and mitochondrial activity of Indian red jungle fowl sperm.

Materials And Methods: Semen from eight mature cocks was pooled and diluted at 37°C using a specific medium for red fowl species. The diluted semen samples were immediately refrigerated at 4°C for 2 hours (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0111DOI Listing
February 2019

RNA and DNA Integrity Remain Stable in Frozen Tissue After Long-Term Storage at Cryogenic Temperatures: A Report from the Ontario Tumour Bank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

1 Ontario Tumour Bank, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada.

Background: It is widely assumed that the integrity of tissue specimens remains stable indefinitely if preserved at cryogenic temperatures. With biobanking reaching a level of maturity where samples are increasingly stored for 10 years and beyond, this assumption of prolonged stability should be tested. Data from such an assessment are critical to verify if samples stored for extended durations remain "fit for purpose" or if there is need to reconsider the utility of samples stored beyond a certain timeframe. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0095DOI Listing
February 2019

Biobanking and Beyond: The Importance of Scientific Collections.

Authors:
Jim Vaught

Biopreserv Biobank 2019;17(1)

1 Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation and Biobanking.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29048.jjvDOI Listing
January 2019
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Effect of Different Extenders and Dilution Ratios on the Spermatological and Fertilization Parameters of Cyprinus carpio During Cryopreservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 11;17(2):157-162. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

3 Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Animal Sciences and Veterinary University, Chennai, India.

Production of quality seeds is a critical need, and cryopreservation serves as an important biotechnological tool in achieving that goal. In the present study, the effects of different extenders and dilution ratios on the spermatological and fertilization parameters of cryopreserved milt were evaluated in common carp brooders. Milt was collected from Cyprinus carpio brooders and diluted and cryopreserved at three dilution ratios such as 1:40, 1:80, and 1:120, using Freshwater Fish Saline (FWFS) and Modified Fish Ringer as extenders and dimethyl sulfoxide as cryoprotectant (90:10). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0110DOI Listing

Next Chapter of the Taiwan Biobank: Sustainability and Perspectives.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 4;17(2):189-197. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

6 Ophthalmology Department, Development Center of Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, Republic of China.

The emergence of biobanks has expanded the scope of biomedical research, ushering in an era of "precision medicine" to improve the treatment of disease. However, biobanks also face sustainability challenges comprising three dimensions-"financial," "operational," and "social." The Taiwan Biobank (TWB), as a large-scale national biobank that supplies valuable phenotypic and genetic information to biomedical researchers on an application basis to investigate the relationship among personal health, genes, lifestyle, environment and diseases of the Taiwanese population, has not been sufficiently explored by researchers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0119DOI Listing

Off-the-Shelf Cell Sheets as a Pleural Substitute for Closing Visceral Pleural Injuries.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 1;17(2):163-170. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

2 Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

During pulmonary resections, removal of visceral pleura is frequently required, resulting in lung air leakage (LAL) and bleeding. Especially persistent LAL after pulmonary surgery has negative consequences. Current surgical procedures are ineffective in closing these visceral pleural injuries. Read More

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April 2019
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ISBER's Global Outlook: A Summary of Recent International Activities.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019;17(1):91-92. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

5 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO), Lyon, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2019.29047.drcDOI Listing
January 2019

Dietary Fish Oil and Vitamin E Reduce Cryoinjuries and Apoptosis in Vitrified Laying Hens' Ovarian Tissue.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 24;17(2):148-156. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

3 Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.

The occurrence of cryoinjuries during ovarian tissue freezing necessitates development of methods that can overcome these challenges in cell and tissue cryopreservation. It has been hypothesized that omega-3 and vitamin E diet supplementation to the animal could be an appropriate strategy to preserve post-thaw ovarian quality. The laying hen is an appropriate animal model that can be used to study the effects of providing dietary supplements on the outcomes of ovary cryopreservation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0101DOI Listing
April 2019
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Critical Financial Challenges for Biobanking: Report of a National Cancer Institute Study.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 14;17(2):129-138. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

1 Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Background: Researchers and other key stakeholders in biobanking often do not have a thorough understanding of the true costs and challenges associated with initiating, running, and maintaining a biobank. The National Cancer Institute's Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) commissioned the Biobanking Financial Sustainability survey to better understand the challenges that biobanks face in supporting ongoing operations. A series of interviews with biobanking managers and an international focus group session informed the content of the survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0069DOI Listing
April 2019
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Changing the Culture of Tumor Tissue Biobanking in a Tertiary Referral Hospital Using an Audit and Feedback Strategy.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 14;17(1):64-70. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

1 Department of Anatomical Pathology, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

We examined whether the introduction of an audit and feedback strategy applied to specimens dissected at the John Hunter Hospital anatomical pathology department improved the number of formalin fixed tumor specimens sampled by anatomical pathology registrars for the Hunter Cancer Biobank. During the audit period (1/7/16 to 30/6/17) a total of 949 tumor specimens were sampled for the biobank compared with 393 of the previous year (1/7/15 to 30/6/16) resulting in a 141% increase in specimens biobanked. A targeted group of previously underrepresented specimen types, including brain, lung, and lymph node tumors were studied in depth to establish which specimens were sampled and which potentially biobankable specimens were "missed". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389763PMC
January 2019

Addition of Equex STM to Extender Improves Post-Thawing Longevity of Collared Peccaries' Sperm.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 2;17(2):143-147. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Laboratory of Animal Germplasm Conservation-LCGA, Department of Animal Sciences, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA), Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

The effect of Equex STM paste supplementation on the Tris-extender for collared peccaries' semen cryopreservation was assessed. Semen from 12 mature individuals was obtained by electroejaculation and evaluated for morphology, membrane integrity, osmotic response, and sperm kinetic metrics. Samples were diluted in Tris plus 20% egg yolk and divided into three aliquots. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0096DOI Listing
April 2019
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Semen Cryopreservation and Banking for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 27;17(2):183-188. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

3 Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, District of Columbia.

Neotropical carnivores include a large number of threatened and endangered species. It is critical to develop conservation efforts to ensure the sustainability of populations in situ and ex situ. The highest priorities are to protect natural habitats and better understand the biology of rare species. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0104DOI Listing

Research Perspective on Utilizing and Valuing Tumor Biobanks.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

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

Tumor biobanks have become critical components of the cancer research infrastructure. Consideration of how to place appropriate values on tumor biobanks is important for all stakeholders. At the level of individual biobanks, value is important in determining how to contribute to, utilize, and fund biobanks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0099DOI Listing
December 2018

Commentary on Improving Biospecimen Utilization by Classic Biobanks: Identifying Past and Minimizing Future Mistakes.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

2 Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama.

Many classic biobanks collect more human tissues than they distribute, leading to increased inventories, unnecessary storage, increased expenses, and reduced chargeback income. This situation is a result of biobanks operating without well-defined goals, having incorrect views of the potential number of investigators who will utilize specimens, and collection of biospecimens without adequately considering the need for specific tissues by investigators. These deficiencies frequently lead to unrealistic plans for biospecimen utilization and biobanks that are larger than necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0080DOI Listing
December 2018

Role of Academic Biobanks in Public-Private Partnerships in the European Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Community.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 30;17(1):46-51. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

5 Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Public-private partnerships (PPP) are an efficient means to advance scientific discoveries and boost the medical innovations needed to improve precision medicine. The increasing number and novel nature of such collaborations is keeping the biomedical field in constant flux. Here we provide an update on PPP development involving academic biobanks in the BBMRI community (the European Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) and report the views on PPP of 20 key players from this field. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0024DOI Listing
November 2018
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Spermatozoa Cryopreservation: State of Art and Future in Small Ruminants.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 30;17(2):171-182. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

1 Yunnan Animal Science and Veterinary Institute, Kunming, China.

The cryotolerance of farm animal spermatozoa varies according to their specific features, such as size, shape, and lipid composition. Thus, it is impossible to develop a standardized freezing procedure for different kinds of livestock species. The establishment of an efficient semen cryopreservation procedure will facilitate long-term conservation of small ruminant genetic resources and extension of artificial insemination in daily production. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0113DOI Listing
April 2019
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Use of X-Ray Computed Tomography for Ice Detection Applied to Organ Cryopreservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 Apr 29;17(2):119-128. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

1 Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (Universidad de Sevilla-CSIC-Junta de Andalucía), Sevilla, Spain.

One of the main problems in the cryopreservation of biological samples is the formation of ice and the consequent mechanical damage to cells and tissues, due to the crystalline structure of ice and its associated mechanical damage. It is necessary to detect this deleterious formation of ice, especially in tissues and organs, because of their large volume and the complexity of their vascular system in the case of bulky organs. In this work, we propose the use of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to detect this ice formation inside tissues and organs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0092DOI Listing
April 2019
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Simultaneous Evaluation of the Preservative Effect of RNAlater on Different Tissues by Biomolecular and Histological Analysis.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Dec 28;16(6):426-433. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

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

A major concern in biomedical research is the quality of biological samples. RNAlater is a stabilizer, which was originally developed for RNA preservation in fresh tissues and is important for collection and transportation. However, this reagent lacks a comprehensive and systematic evaluation of its preservative effect on different mammalian tissues under consistent experimental conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0055DOI Listing
December 2018

Quality of Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Recovered from the Hepatitis/AIDS Biobank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Beijing You'An Hospital, Capital Medical University , Beijing, China .

Background: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) count among the most important samples in a biobank, and the quality of cryopreserved PBMCs is crucial for further research. This study evaluated the quality of PBMCs recovered from the Beijing Capital Medical University Hepatitis/AIDS Biobank after 2-11 years of cryopreservation.

Materials And Methods: A total of 87 PBMC samples with different cryopreservation times (2006, 2007, 2013, and 2015) were thawed, and the cell number and cell viability were determined by acridine orange/propidium iodide staining. Read More

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November 2018
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Special Section: Articles from Annual Biobank China 2017.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Dec 21;16(6):395-396. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

2 Shanghai Clinical Research Center, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

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December 2018
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Biobanking of Fresh-Frozen Gastric Cancer Tissues: Impact of Long-Term Storage and Clinicopathological Variables on RNA Quality.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 20;17(1):58-63. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Biological Resource Center, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, People's Republic of China.

Background: Molecular research is increasingly dependent on high-quality biobanked biospecimens. Preanalytical variables in tissue processing and preservation may influence the RNA quality and research results. Hence, the effect of long-term storage and clinicopathological parameters on RNA quality needs to be elucidated. Read More

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November 2018
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Lessons Learned During Three Decades of Operations of Two Prospective Bioresources.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

2 Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Prospective collection is a model through which biospecimens are provided for research. Using this model, biospecimens are collected based on real-time requests from the research community instead of being collected based on the prediction of future requests. We describe the lessons learned by two bioresources that have operated successfully using a prospective model for over three decades. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6308275PMC
November 2018
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Transport of Domestic and Wild Animal Ovaries: A Review of the Effects of Medium, Temperature, and Periods of Storage on Follicular Viability.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 10;17(1):84-90. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

1 Nucleus of Biotechnology Applied to Ovarian Follicle Development, Federal University of São Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Brazil.

Short-term storage of ovaries during their transport from the collection sites to the specialized laboratories allows the recovery of thousands of oocytes from females of high genetic value, endangered species, and companion or transgenic animals, which sometimes die unexpectedly in the field, or are ovariectomized for medical reasons. Therefore, several studies have been performed to find ideal protocols to preserve oocyte viability during ovarian tissue transport, thus ensuring the success of techniques that are performed after the storage, such as cryopreservation and/or in vitro follicle culture. To achieve this goal, some factors are essential to maintain oocyte quality, such as medium, temperature, and storage time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0057DOI Listing
November 2018
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Advancing Professionalization of Biobank Business Operations: A Worldwide Survey.

Biopreserv Biobank 2019 9;17(1):71-75. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

3 Medservice, Biobanking Consulting & Services, Walchwil, Switzerland.

Quality specimens from biobanks are key resources to support reproducible research. Sustaining biobanks requires robust management. We recently published a pilot survey that indicated that over half the participating biobanks had business plans in place and another third were working on business planning. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389761PMC
November 2018
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Archival May-Grünwald-Giemsa-Stained Bone Marrow Smears Are an Eligible Source for Molecular DNA Research.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

1 Department of Experimental Hematology, Jessa Hospital , Hasselt, Belgium .

Biobanking is increasingly important in studying complex heterogeneous diseases. Therefore, it is essential to ensure the sample quality after long-term storage for reliable downstream analyses. The Clinical Biobank of the Jessa Hospital and the University Biobank Limburg (UBiLim) hold a continuously growing collection of hematological samples, including May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG)- and Perls' Prussian Blue (PPB)-stained bone marrow (BM) smears, stored at room temperature (RT) for up to 20 years. Read More

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November 2018
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Obtaining High-Quality Blood Specimens for Downstream Applications: A Review of Current Knowledge and Best Practices.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

China National GeneBank-Shenzhen , BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China .

Blood is a biological fluid that contains multiple blood fraction and cellular components. High-quality blood specimens are essential prerequisites for various downstream applications such as molecular epidemiology studies, genomics, and proteomics studies. Currently, protocols and research publications concerning the collection, handling, preservation, and stability of blood or blood fractions are constantly emerging. Read More

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October 2018
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Three Methods to Purify Leukocytes and RNA Quality Assessment.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Shanghai Clinical Research Center , Shanghai, China .

Leukocytes function as central effectors in innate immunity (such as phagocytosis) as well as adaptive immunity (e.g., antigen-dependent T cell activation), and serve as an important resource in the fields of translational medicine, precision medicine, and cell therapy. Read More

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October 2018

Acceptable Weight Ranges for Research Tissue Procurement and Biorepositories, 2015-2017.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Ohio Consortium , Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) Midwestern Division, Columbus, Ohio.

Background: The Cooperative Human Tissue Network, Midwestern Division, is a National Cancer Institute-funded program that provides quality research biospecimens to qualified investigators. Consented human tissues are procured according to researcher specifications for weight (size) and preservation type; weights of samples in significant demand and limited supply are negotiated. Weights of procured tissues are entered into a dedicated biospecimen database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0068DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6308276PMC
October 2018
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Factors That Affect Chinese Parents' Willingness to Donate Children's Biospecimens in Pediatric Research.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

1 Pediatric Translational Medicine Institute, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine , Shanghai, China .

Objective: To examine the factors that may influence Chinese parent's willingness to donate their children's biospecimens for use in pediatric research.

Study Design: Parents or caregivers of the patients in the neurosurgery ward, oncological surgery ward, and internal medical wards at Shanghai Children's Medical Center were recruited during the period of March 1, 2016 to July 8, 2018. The questionnaire included the willingness to provide consent for donating their children's clinical biospecimens, their attitudes toward and motivations for donating their children's clinical biospecimens, opinions of contributing specimens, and an ethical consideration for their children's future willingness to donate biospecimens. Read More

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October 2018
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Usage Data and Scientific Impact of the Prospectively Established Fluid Bioresources at the Hospital-Based MedUni Wien Biobank.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

1 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Medical University of Vienna , Vienna, Austria .

Background And Aim: It is increasingly recognized that biomedical research has serious reproducibility issues, which could be overcome at least in part by standardized processing of biomaterials. Therefore, professional biobanks have emerged, positively influencing sample and data quality. However, quantitative data about a biobank's contribution to published results are still hard to find, although they could serve as valuable benchmark figures for the community. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6308288PMC
October 2018

Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct;16(5):384-390

Botanic Gardens Conservation International , Richmond, United Kingdom .

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world. Botanic gardens have had various roles during this time, including as physic gardens, as adaptation centers for commercial crops, as pleasure gardens, and more recently as conservation institutions. The role of botanic gardens in the conservation of Crop Wild Relatives is becoming increasingly important. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204555PMC
October 2018
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Conserving and Sharing Taro Genetic Resources for the Benefit of Global Taro Cultivation: A Core Contribution of the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct;16(5):361-367

2 Pacific Community (SPC) , Land Resources Division, Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees, Suva, Fiji .

This review article gives an account of the origin, domestication, and dispersal of taro, a staple food crop in many countries in the humid tropics and subtropics. Genetic diversity studies indicated that distinct gene pools exist in all the regions where taro may be naturally distributed-the Indian subcontinent, China, Southeast Asia, and in Oceania. The Asian gene pool presented the highest genetic diversity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204562PMC
October 2018
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Special Issue on Agricultural Genebanks.

Authors:
Elena Popova

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 10;16(5):325-326

Coordinating Editor, Guelph, Canada .

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6206597PMC
October 2018

Embrapa Network for Brazilian Plant Genetic Resources Conservation.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct;16(5):350-360

2 Embrapa Genetic Resources & Biotechnology (CENARGEN) , Brasília-DF, Brazil .

Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, holding ∼10% of the world's vascular plant species. Despite that, Brazilian agriculture is highly dependent on genetic resources originating from other countries. Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) is the governmental institution that, since 1973, has been responsible for the introduction and conservation of genetic resources in Brazil. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204567PMC
October 2018
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A Case of Need: Linking Traits to Genebank Accessions.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct;16(5):337-349

1 CIP-International Potato Center , Lima, Peru .

Genebanks are responsible for collecting, maintaining, characterizing, documenting, and distributing plant genetic resources for research, education, and breeding purposes. The rationale for requests of plant materials varies highly from areas of anthropology, social science, small-holder farmers, the commercial sector, rehabilitation of degraded systems, all the way to crop improvement and basic research. Matching "the right" accessions to a particular request is not always a straightforward process especially when genetic resource collections are large and the user does not already know which accession or even which species they want to study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204556PMC
October 2018
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Using Genomic Sequence Information to Increase Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Diversity and Benefit-Sharing.

Biopreserv Biobank 2018 Oct;16(5):368-376

5 International Rice Research Institute , Los Baños, Philippines .

This article describes how CGIAR centers and partners are using genomic sequence information to promote the conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic diversity, and to generate and share benefits derived from those uses. The article highlights combined institutional, and benefit-sharing-related challenges that need to be addressed to support expanded use of digital sequence information in agricultural research and development. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/bio.2018.0043
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bio.2018.0043DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204560PMC
October 2018
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