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A Biobank is defined as a cryogenic storage facility used to archive biological samples for use in research and experiments collected from clinically-characterised volunteers comprising blood, induced sputum, bronchial biopsies and epithelial cells. These samples are used to develop the complex in vitro human disease models. Biobanks are maintained by institutions such as hospitals, universities, nonprofit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.

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to Convene at IQPC Biobanking Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, announces its 5th Biobanking Conference, to be held August 22...

Contributor: Pharma IQ News
Wed, 07/27/2011
Pharma IQ

There has been a steady flow of new biobanks and virtual biocollections over the past few years and sizes of efforts and collections are growing. However, biobanking presents a range of ethical, logistical and scientific challenges for the ...

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Thu, 10/07/2010
Jon Wetzel

Jon Wetzel, founder of the Lean for Everyone blog, joins Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ  to discuss recent technological and commercial trends in the biobanking sector.Pharma IQ: What technological and commercial trends have you seen in the...

Contributor: Jon Wetzel