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  • Apr 2022

    New Stem Cell Lines added to the National Institute on Aging’s Cell Repository

    Three novel human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines have been added to the Aging Cell Repository of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a biorepository of cell lines and DNA that includes samples from aging cohorts and premature aging disorders. The biorepository has been in the care of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for nearly 50 years.

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  • Feb 2022

    William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation Awards Coriell Institute Grant for Cancer Research

    The William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation has awarded the Coriell Institute for Medical Research a $500,000 grant to support the Institute’s ongoing cancer research. The grant, structured for disbursement over three years, will allow for the hiring of additional scientists and the acquisition of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

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  • Oct 2021

    High Molecular Weight DNA Now Available from NIGMS and NHGRI Collections

    The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR) and NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research (SRHGR) now offer high molecular weight (HMW) DNA samples isolated from cell lines in the collections. HMW DNA is useful for long-read next-generation sequencing and studies that investigate large-scale genomic variation such as structural variation.

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  • 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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