Have you downloaded WeChat for ISBER 2019? China’s “app for everything”!

written by Ayat Salman, MSc. Phd(c) (Manager HPB/Transplant Clinical Trials and Vice-chair ISBER Communications Committee) and Jim Vaught (Editor-in-Chief Biopreservation & Biobanking) What is WeChat? Social media platforms have occupied and played major roles in business marketing as well a communication platform in science and research. Whereas everyone is aware of the major... Read more →

The International Resource Locator Seeks Participation!

The study of human biospecimens is a fundamental to clinical and basic cancer research. Finding and obtaining quality human biospecimens can be a challenge to successfully understand cancer progression, discovery and validation of biomarkers. The ISBER WG for International Resource Locator (IRL) was established with the generosity and help from... Read more →

Event Recap: Biobanking Conference ‘Improving biobank standards – local and global perspectives’ Sydney 2018

contributed by Bharvi Maneck, Senior Research Officer, Children’s Cancer Research Unit, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead The one day biobanking conference “Improving biobank standards -local and global perspective” was held on 11th June 2018 at the Kerry Packer Auditorium, Sydney. The event brought together over 180 biobanking professionals from all... Read more →

Feature: ISBER Best Practices 1000th Download!

Interview conducted by Catherine Seiler, PhD The ISBER Best Practices, 4th Edition was released in January 2018. Building on the first three editions, the 4th edition facilitates biobankers in their day-to-day operations From Collection to Discovery. As of July 9th over 1,200 biobank managers, technicians, pathologists, scientists and policy makers have downloaded... Read more →