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IBM and Karolinska Institute to Build Biobank in Sweden

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - The Karolinska Institute and IBM have teamed up to build a biobank in Sweden, the partners said today.


The Karolinska Institute Biobank, which will be part of a strategic alliance between the Stockholm-based research institute and IBM, aims to integrate research projects across Swedenby developing data-collection standards and providing an IT infrastructure. The aim also is to integrate genotypic and phenotypic data.


The biobank will serve as a core facility, helping researchers comply with the laws regulating biobanking. IBM will provide consulting services as well as a variety of hardware from the company's Healthcare and Life Sciences Clinical Genomics Solution.

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