biobank


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biobank

(bī′ō-băngk′)
n.
A repository of samples of biological material such as tissue, blood, or DNA, along with detailed information about the source of each sample, used for scientific research.
tr.v. bio·banked, bio·banking, bio·banks
1. To supply (biological material) to a biobank.
2. To preserve (biological material) in a biobank.

biobank

(bī′ō-băngk″) [″ + ″]
An institution that stores human tissues, e.g., autopsy specimens, blood, or organ biopsies, for research.
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The Global Biobanking Market 2016 - 2020 report analyzes that automating biobanking workflow will benefit biobanks by maintaining integrity and quality in long-term samples, minimizing manual errors, improving the workflow efficiency, and enabling long-term cost-effectiveness.
Through workshops such as 'Epidemiology & Public Health Research', Qatar Biobank aims to nurture the local medical research culture by paving the way for breakthroughs that will ensure world-class personalised healthcare for Qatar's citizens and long-term residents," said Dr Hadi Abderrahim, managing director of Qatar Biobank.
Speaking at the presentation of the findings of the pilot phase of Qatar Biobank on Wednesday, Kuwari praised the efforts of the earlier volunteers in wanting to know more about their health conditions and, at the same time, contributing to the planning for the health of the future generation of Qatar, which is the vision of the initiative.
Such quality systems involve the creation and maintenance of accurate process protocols, SOPs, and the activities that verify these protocols' being followed by biobank personnel (staff education and training).
As population biobanks fall within the latter category undertaking this comparative analysis will allow for a better appreciation of the legal requirements imposed on biobank researchers.
The Biobank will assist in the retention of existing tests, but also conducts aliqoutering of sample material from new projects.
Companies like Beckman Coulter, Tecan, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Askion GmBH, B&C Group, BioBank, BioCryo, BioRep SRL, BioStorage Technologies, Bluechip, Brooks Life Science Systems, Cryo Bio System, CryoXtract, DNA Genotek, Excilone, Fluidx, Indivumed, LVL Technologies, Micronic, Promega, QIAGEN, RURO, Seralab, SOL Group, Tissue Solutions, Trans-Hit Biomarkers and Wildcat Laboratory Solutions are mentioned in this research on biobanking market available for purchase at http://www.
Dr John Gallacher, in the school of medicines department of epidemiology, statistics and public health, is the UK Biobank academic lead in Wales.
Qatar Biobank supports Qatar Foundation's mission to enhance national innovation and technology through medical research, regarding prevalent health issues in Qatar.
Nationally, UK Biobank has so far recruited more than 280,000 people, towards its goal of 500,000.
1] This paper opens with a brief description of biobanks and then discusses some associated ethical and legal complexities in this context; it also attempts to stimulate debate on problems that may arise as a result of unforeseen biobank closure, a situation that has to date received very little attention in scholarly exploration.