Final steps towards an ISO standard in Biobanking.

Contributed by Zisis Kozlakidis (Infection and Immunity,  University College London), Koh Furuta (Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan), Marianna Bledsoe (Independent Consultant). Brent Schacter (University of Manitoba/CancerCare Manitoba), Clare M. Allocca (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and Nilsa Ramirez  (Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH) ISBER members of the ISBER ISOTC276 Task Force... Read more →

IBBL Moves to Dudelange

Reprinted (in part) with edits and permission from the IBBL. See the original article here. At the end of November, the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL)  moved its staff, its equipment and its 500,000 samples from Luxembourg City to Dudelange. IBBL is the local host for the 2018 ISBER Biospecimen... Read more →

Russia’s First Commercial Research Biobank, National BioService, Opened a New Laboratory at the Skolkovo Technopark in Moscow

Contributed by Zisis Kozlakidis, PhD, ISBER President 2017-2018 Two nationwide initiatives were announced during the “Opening of the NBS and of ROSBIO” workshop in Moscow, Russia on the 23rd of November 2017. The first is a recent creation of the Russian Biobanking Society (ROSBIO). The main goal of the Society... Read more →