Veterinary Biobanking Workshop

Contributed by Piper Mullins, Program Manager for the Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) hosted a workshop on April 9-11, 2017 to discuss the future of veterinary biobanking. In particular, the group focused on the many challenges to biobanking and to sharing high-quality animal... Read more →

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The Open Journal of Bioresource (OJB): Making Bioresources Visible through Publication

Dr Anne Cambon-Thomsen (Editor-in Chief), Dr Laurence Mabile (Editorial Advisory Board Member), and Dr Barbara Parodi (Editor-in-Chief) It takes considerable time, work and money to set up and maintain a bioresource that is useful for research. For those wishing to make their bioresource usable by the scientific community, the BioResource... Read more →


ISBER 2016 Regional Meeting Highlights

Contributed by Adam Terris, Association Coordinator ISBER’s first ever Regional Meeting took place in Bethesda, Maryland, USA on November 7-8 with over 300 delegates in attendance. With six symposia, three workshops and much more, it was a fruitful two day schedule. The theme of the meeting was “Quality Biobanking for... Read more →


Biobanking, Zoology, and The Pill

Managing a Wildlife Conception Center and Biorepository   By Rick Michels Marketing Director, Freezerworks For exotic and endangered wildlife, whether it be the giant panda, white rhino, mountain gorilla, or even the humble koala, fertility is our ally and great hope for species preservation. When such animals successfully mate in captivity... Read more →