Archive for August 4, 2015

How Biobanks Are Improving Our Quality of Life

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It’s not necessarily a new game in the biomedical research town, but it’s one that’s been increasing in rapid popularity over the last few years. It’s called biobanking and has been around since the late 1990s. In 2000, there was an estimated 300+ million tissue samples in biobanks just in the United States and since than, has been growing by 20 million samples a year. The numbers show the growing use of biobanks: almost two-thirds of biobanks currently in use were established in the last ten years (although 17% have been around for over 20 years). Medical researchers use biobanking as a means to obtain a laboratory sample for cutting edge research: such as translational research, or even in