Uniting Biotechs & Biobanks Globally

Matches biospecimen requesters and providers

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No contract required, so no contractual restrictions

No contract required

Direct communication between companies and academic biobanks

Provides a protected online environment

A protected environment

Provides a global meeting place

An ethical service

Maximises biospecimen traceability

Traceability

 

Provides financial transparency

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Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

To connect biotechs with biobanks for ethical provision of reliable clinical samples.


Vision

A global movement uniting biotechs and biobanks for shared benefit.


Values

Free communication | Sample traceability | Not-for-profit

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Global Membership

Biosample Hub is an expanding global network of biobanks and companies. At last count there were approximately 40 biobank members. These are indicated on the map above.

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How Companies Benefit

Major benefits for companies include:

(1) Submit an unlimited number of sample requests.

(2) Access a large and diverse network of academic biobanks where 100% of members want to work with industry.

(3) Direct contact with the biobank of origin, which improves sample provenance information.

(4) Financial transparency provided by a not-for-profit company.

(5) Freedom from contractual restrictions.

(6) An innovative, user-friendly platform.

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How Academic Biobanks Benefit

Major benefits for academic biobanks include:

(1) Visibility of sample collections and services to industry.

(2) Direct contact with the end-user, which allows for sample traceability.

(3) No membership fee for academic biobanks:  a free and ethical service provided by a not-for-profit company.

(4) Freedom from contractual restrictions.

(5) An innovative, user-friendly platform.

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How Patients Benefit

Major benefits for patients include:

(1) The ability to support industry development of new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.

(2) An increased chance that donated samples will be used for research and not stored indefinitely.

(3) Improved traceability of donated samples.

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How Our Platform Works

Strengths of the  Biosample Hub platform include:

(1) Interlinked directories of biobanks, companies and sample requests that allow dynamic interaction of members.

(2) A password-protected environment in which known members interact.

(3) A user-friendly system that allows each organisation to edit and update its directory entry.

(4) Regular updates and alerts to all platform members.

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