Recap of the ISBER Biospecimen Research Symposium in Luxembourg

contributed by Samantha Wale (ISBER Head Office) The first-ever ISBER Biospecimen Research Symposium took place in Luxembourg from February 27-28, 2018. ISBER partnered with the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) for hosting of the 1.5 day event, which welcomed 220 delegates and 19 exhibitors. Throughout the symposium, international biospecimen research... Read more →

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 →