News

  • Sep 2021

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Van Andel Institute Awarded Estimated $12.4 Million SPORE Grant from National Cancer Institute

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Van Andel Institute (VAI) have been awarded a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (or SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year grant valued at an estimated $12.4 million will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer.

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  • Aug 2021

    Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from National Human Genome Research Institute to Maintain Biobank

    Under the new collaborative agreement, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research will house the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research for another five years. This collection was first established by NHGRI in 2006 as a public resource for scientists investigating human genetic variation carried by populations living around the world.

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  • Mar 2021

    FFPE Cell Pellet Scrolls Now Available from the NIGMS HGCR

    Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) scrolls are now available for the cell line GM12878 via the Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s online catalog. This product, Repository ID: FF12878, is available as a set of FFPE scrolls of a homogenous cell pellet of GM12878.

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  • Aug 2020

    New Collection of Rett Syndrome Stem Cells Available from Coriell Institute for Medical Research

    This collection is the result of a new collaboration between Coriell and the Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

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  • May 2020

    Coriell Institute’s Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Named to NJ Gov. Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Council

    Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, has been selected to join the Restart and Recovery Council, a new group of industry leaders in New Jersey tasked with advising New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy on a safe and effective path toward reopening the state’s economy. Gov. Murphy made the announcement during a press conference Friday afternoon.

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  • Apr 2020

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Fills Gaps in COVID-19 Testing Materials Supply

    Answering the growing need for additional testing, and in direct response to shortages encountered in testing kit supply pipelines, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is now offering services to create viral testing collection tubes containing different media and/or buffer formulations, for use in COVID-19 testing kits. Coriell is also exploring the feasibility of saliva as a means for testing for the new coronavirus.

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  • Apr 2020

    Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This five-year award keeps Coriell in place as the steward of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, a world-renowned collection of high quality cell lines and DNA samples representing genetic diseases, distinct human populations around the world, and more.

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  • Mar 2020

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Awarded $8.6 Million Biobanking Contract from National Institute on Aging

    The newly awarded $8.6 million funding keeps Coriell in place as the trusted steward of this collection and includes the addition of new innovative products to expand the collection. The NIA Aging Cell Repository was established at Coriell in 1974 and Coriell has continuously managed this unique resource ever since.

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  • Feb 2020

    Coriell Researchers Identify SNP Associated with Obesity Risk

    Coriell researchers have found a new genetic indicator of obesity risk and bolstered the understood importance of one gene’s role in obesity risk. Their findings were published this month in Military Medicine.

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  • Feb 2020

    Allen Institute for Cell Science Extends Agreement with Coriell Institute for Medical Research

    The Allen Institute has extended its contract with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for the storage and distribution of its Allen Cell Collection, a cutting-edge collection of gene-edited human induced pluripotent stem cell lines. This collection was launched in 2016 with five cell lines, and since has grown to include more than 40 lines. The new agreement will continue this relationship for an additional three years.

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