Australia’s iconic Parliament House formed the backdrop for the latest Biobank team adventure. In late August, our team spent the week on a round trip from Melbourne up to Cooma, Goulburn and Canberra, collecting 3 year follow-up samples destined for the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank and DEPM Biorepository. We thank our intrepid travellers for their good work and the…Details
This week, two important events happened to the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank. Thanks to the generosity of ASPREE participants, the team ‘banked’ baseline blood and urine samples from the 12,220th participant! So far, of these, 3000 participants have provided an additional three year follow-up sample. Each sample is linked to a wealth of clinical health information collected…Details
Woo hoo! Thanks to the strong support for research from members of the Australian community, the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank has stored blood samples from more than 12,000 (yes, that’s twelve thousand!) healthy older people. As far as we know, the ASPREE has the largest ‘bank’ of biospecimens from healthy older people in the world.…Details
Thanks to the wonderful support from older members of the community, their families and GPs, ASPREE hit a number of new milestones as it strove towards the recruitment target this year. Highlights of the year include: • ASPREE reached the recruitment target of 19,000 participants across both countries in November 2014; 16,700 participants are Australian.…Details
The ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank team marks the 8,000th participant to volunteer for the study with a delightful cake made by one of their talented research assistants.
Congratulations to the hardworking Biobank team and to 5,000 wonderful ASPREE participants. Together, we’ve reached the half way mark on this very important, world first, Healthy Ageing Biobank study. Many Biobank participants will be familiar with the ASPREE BioBus, a specially fitted mobile laboratory that enables participants in regional and rural Victoria, NSW and Tasmania to participate…Details