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6th Annual BioRepositories & Sample Management Conference

25 Sep 2013 - 27 Sep 2013 - Boston, MA, USA

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Biorepositories and biobanks have always been important, but now they are getting a reputation for being essential. The information associated with each biospecimen is critical to develop new drug products as well as targeted diagnostics and therapies that will improve patient outcomes.

In 2012, the world market for biorepositories and biobanking generated $12.2 billion. It is predicted that that figure will double in the next ten years. New companies to help manage the large volume of biospecimens are cropping up each day, and as those companies become established, competition will increase, as well as profit margins.

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Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans
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Ancient Viral Molecules Essential for Human Development
Genetic material from ancient viral infections is critical to human development, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
CRI Identifies Emergency Blood-formation Response
Researchers report that when tissue damage occurs, an emergency blood-formation system activates.
New Way to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells
Potential therapies based on this discovery could help people heal bone injuries or set hardware, such as replacement knees and hips.
Dead Bacteria to Kill Colorectal Cancer
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have successfully used dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer cells.
Promise of Newborn Stem Cells to Revolutionize Clinical Practice
In this article Shweta Sharma, PhD, discusses the potential of an Umbilical Cord Blood bank as an untapped source of samples for research and clinical trials.
The Life Story of Stem Cells
A model analyses the development of stem cell numbers in the human body.
Novel Stem Cell Line Avoids Risk of Introducing Transplanted Tumors
Progenitor cells might eventually be used to repair or rebuild damaged or destroyed organs.
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