NDRI’s 40th Anniversary Commemorated in Biopreservation and Biobanking 

The prestigious journal Biopreservation and Biobanking paid tribute to NDRI’s 40th anniversary by publishing a commentary, “Sculpting the Future of BioBanking Base by Base,” in its December 2021 issue. Penned by NDRI President Bill Leinweber, along with Vice President of Operations and Biorepository Director Melissa VonDran, Ph.D,  and  Thomas J. Bell, Ph.D., MS, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, the piece examines NDRI’s perspective on current advancements and considerations for how biobanks and tissue procurement organizations can meet the ever changing landscape of needs that are facing investigators today.  

“Significant advances have been made in the past *20 years in genomic and transcriptomic experimental methodologies that allow investigators to detail tissue-specific, and more recently, single-cell gene expression profiles that are providing insight into the impact of genetic variation on human disease and patient-specific treatments,”  the authors wrote. “To support these new and emerging experimental methodologies, it is paramount that biobanks and tissue procurement organizations continue to evolve at an equivalent pace to provide suitable samples to investigators through expert technical and ethical practices.” 

Click here to read the full article: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/bio.2021.29089.mwv