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The £24m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Biosample Centre for Biomedical & Clinical Research was opened last week in Milton Keynes and it will facilitate researchers finding treatments for conditions such as dementia & diabetes.

The Centre will help researchers & organisations overcome the challenges of establishing, running & maintaining studies that involve large volumes of biological samples.  It will be the largest facility in the UK for storing & processing biological samples and will create over 50 new skilled jobs.  It will have the capacity to store over 20m samples at temperatures as low as -196C, to keep them well preserved for many years.  Researchers will be able to monitor the samples from their laptops, wherever they are in the UK.

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