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UKCRC TDCC announces collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult

By Philip Quinlan | Oct 18, 2017

UKCRC TDCC announces collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult A new collaboration between the UKCRC TDCC and the Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) will aim to help UK medical research companies access appropriately consented human biological samples to carry out their potentially life-saving work. The MDC aims to support the creation and growth of medicines and diagnostic[…]

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UKCRC TDCC collaborates with SCIENTIST.com to ensure quality of human biosample acquisition globally

By Philip Quinlan | Oct 18, 2017

UKCRC TDCC collaborates with SCIENTIST.com to ensure quality of human biosample acquisition globally The UKCRC TDCC and Scientist.com have announced plans to work together to develop opportunities for biobanks in the UK to connect to potential researchers across the globe. Philip Quinlan, Director of the UKCRC TDCC said ‘The aim is to enable biobanks throughout[…]

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UKCRC TDCC collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK

By Emma Lawrence | Oct 18, 2017

UKCRC TDCC collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK BC Platforms, a leader in genomic data management and analysis solutions, has announced a collaboration with the UKCRC TDCC to explore the development of a unique research platform for more than 150 human sample[…]

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UKCRC TDCC secures future funding

By Emma Lawrence | Oct 18, 2017

UKCRC TDCC secures future funding The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have announced that they will be funding the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre until 2020. The University of Nottingham and University College London (UCL) have been awarded a renewal of funding to continue the efforts of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre[…]

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UK Biobank of the Year 2017

By Emma Lawrence | Sep 8, 2017

Applications are now open for UK Biobank of the year 2017! The UKCRC TDCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to recognise the one that[…]

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ISO Biobank Standards

By Emma Lawrence | Aug 7, 2017

ISO Biobank Standards Assuring researchers as to the quality or standard of a Biobank is an important issue. We are here to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the field. You may have heard that new ISO Biobank standards are coming soon, but who is writing them and how can you get[…]

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Services available for new BBMRI.uk network

By Philip Quinlan | Jul 21, 2017

Services available for new BBMRI.uk network The UKCRC TDCC is the UK’s node within BBRMI-ERIC; we can also, therefore, be referred to as BBMRI.uk. This membership means we are part of a much larger European effort and as a result the services BBMRI develop are available to UK Biobanks. We are initiating our own BBMRI.uk[…]

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New HTA codes of practice

By Emma Lawrence | May 17, 2017

New HTA codes of practice In April the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published updated Codes of practice. This guest blog by Regulation Manager, Fiona Maleady-Crowe explains what this means for Biobanks. What are the Codes of Practice? The HTA’s Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on the human tissue legislation and set out the HTA’s[…]

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UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC directory

By Emma Lawrence | May 5, 2017

UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC directory UKCRC Tissue directory registered Biobanks are now discover-able in the BBMRI-ERIC directory. The UKCRC TDCC represents the UK within Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC). As part of the UKCRC TDCC’s continued commitment to prevent duplication of effort, all UKCRC Tissue[…]

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