What is biobanking?
Biobanks are organisms that ensure the collection, preparation, storage and distribution of biological resources and associated data to provide them to the scientific community for medical research.
These biological resources are collected from healthy volunteers or patients that accept to donate biosamples for research. The donors are protected by a consent that ensures the respect of their confidentiality.
There are different types of biological materials: blood, tissue, urine…
Once collected and received in the biobank, they are prepared to be stored at very low temperature (-20°C, -80°C, -196°C (liquid nitrogen)) or at room temperature or in formalin fixed and paraffin embedded form.
Then, they are stored until they are requested and sent to scientific researchers for different academic or private projects.
How your biological resources make the medical research progress?
What are we doing with your biological ressources?
All the biological ressources received in our biobank are associated with the donor’s consent.
The patient has to remind that refusing a donation will not affect his treatment in any way
First they are anonymized so the confidentiality of the donor is respected. All the biological ressources are treated to be conserved in the best conditions. Then they are stored at low temperature or in formalin fixed and paraffin embedded. It depends on the sample type.
They are conserved until a sample request coming from academic or private researchers is done. The request is evaluated depending on the project and if it is accepted, the biological resources are provided in the best condition to be used for the scientific research.
Why should you trust us?
The patient or donors that have accepted to collaborate with us are ensured that there confidentiality and private life will be respected and protected thanks to the consent they signed.
They also have the right to change their decision and to withdraw their biological resources at any time, if this type of request is done the samples are destructed and the associated data are deleted.
Our biobank is NF S96-900 certified and applying all the best practices of biobanking. It results in biological resources of high quality associated to clinical data provided by our expert team.
All the collaborations with us are secured by a Material Transfer Agreement that ensures a transparent partnership.
Our previous partnerships have resulted in many publications and successful projects.
Would you like more information or a quote?
Please do not hesitate to contact us.