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Jenny Pham named program director of Biorepository and Laboratory Services

Jenny Pham, PhD, has joined CTSI as program director of Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS), an integrated biospecimen program that serves the University of Minnesota research community.
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Innovating for COVID-19 clinical care and recovery efforts

Shortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage…
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Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) resuming some operations

The Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) sunrise plan has been approved and BLS has resumed some operations.
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COVID-19 impacts on CTSI operations

CTSI continues to serve the research community, but has temporarily transitioned to virtual research support. We are doing this to adhere to University of Minnesota guidance surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CTSI…
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CRSC continues evolving the University's clinical research infrastructure

As the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) approaches its one year anniversary in September, it remains committed to identifying the appropriate experts and functional groups to support researchers and study teams as they navigate and…
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Clinical Research Support Center opening marks beginning of exciting journey

More than 100 visitors attended the Clinical Research Support Center Open House to help celebrate the new center’s grand opening Sept. 4 despite the rain.  Attendees networked with colleagues, enjoyed refreshments, and learned more about…
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CTSI’s Biorepository and Laboratory Services introduces new leadership structure, enhanced partnership with Anatomic Pathology

CTSI’s Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) recently enhanced its partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Anatomic Pathology with the goal to increase the availability of well-curated human research specimens…
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CTSI’s biospecimen support core now offering lower service rates with added flexibility

CTSI recently debuted lower rates and a more flexible rate structure for University of Minnesota investigators using CTSI’s Biorepository & Laboratory Services (BLS) for collecting, processing, and distributing de-identified human…
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CTSI appoints new Biorepository and Laboratory Services Manager

Cole Drifka, PhD, recently joined CTSI as Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) Manager.  In this role, Dr. Drifka will manage and develop a state-of-the-art integrated biorepository to serve the needs of investigators who require …

University researchers have access to vast biospecimen tissue archive through CTSI's BioNet

In addition to histology, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging services, CTSI’s Biological Materials Procurement Network (BioNet) tissue procurement facility provides researchers with high-quality tissue procurement services in…

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