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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 to 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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  • Dec 2019

    Coriell Institute for Medical Research Scientist Receives Grant to Find Drivers of Breast Cancer

    Shoghag Panjarian, PhD, a research scientist at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, has been awarded a grant from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust to support her search for epigenetic factors that contribute to the development and growth of breast cancer.

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  • Nov 2019

    Samples from The 90+ Study Added to NIA Aging Cell Repository

    The samples – a total of 351 lymphoblastoid cell lines – are associated with a long-term study of aging known as The 90+ Study. The 90+ Study is administered by a team of scientists from the University of California Irvine and its goal is to investigate the basic lifestyle and biological factors which underlie advanced aging.

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  • Nov 2019

    NINDS Awards Coriell Institute for Medical Research $7.7 Million Contract

    The five-year award will support the NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center, a collection of biological samples and corresponding demographic, clinical, and genetic data made available to qualified researchers around the world. This repository includes samples from subjects with various diseases – such as cerebrovascular disease, dystonia, epilepsy, motor neuron disease, parkinsonism, and Tourette Syndrome.

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  • Nov 2019

    New Stem Cell Lines Added to Aging Cell Repository

    A pair of new induced pluripotent stem cell lines has been added to the Aging Cell Repository, a collection of biomaterials sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

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