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Coriell to House NIA's Biosamples

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has won a five-year, $6 million contract from the National Institute on Aging to manage the Aging Cell Repository, Coriell said yesterday.

Coriell, which is located in Camden, NJ, has run the repository for over 35 years, will use the funds to manage new cell lines and stem cells that can be used in aging-related disease research. The institute will select, establish, characterize, document, and store new aging-related cell lines and it will bank new induced pluripotent stem cell lines.

The repository provides samples for cellular and molecular research studies on aging and the degenerative processes associated with it, and it contains over 2,000 cell lines from people with premature aging disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Coriell's cryogenic biobanking facilities distribute cell lines, DNA, RNA, plasma, and other biosamples.

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