Biosample Hub connects non-commercial biobanks of all kinds (hospital-associated, tumor banks, brain banks, etc) with biotech companies involved in developing new diagnostics and therapeutics.
If you represent a non-commercial biobank and want to support industry research, then Biosample Hub is the perfect place for you! There are absolutely no fees involved and joining us is as easy as filling out a simple application form. No complicated contracts to worry about either. By being a part of our community, you’ll get to connect with biotech companies from all around the world, and that means multiple benefits for you! You’ll be able to support developments in diagnostics and therapeutics, increase the productivity and sample utilization of your biobank, and recover costs to ensure your financial sustainability! You will also learn from our experience in working with biotech and benefit from the valuable resources on our members-only website.
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Joining Biosample Hub
As simple as submitting the application form!
Benefits of Joining
Biosample Hub offers many benefits to hospital biobanks.
(1) Direct contact with biotechs
On the Biosample Hub platform companies and biobanks can find each other and get in direct contact. Biosample Hub staff will also introduce you when needed. For example, if a biotech company submits a sample request and we think you can help, then we will let you know. Direct communication brings many benefits – it is easier to make arrangements like setting up prospective collections. It is also easier to understand each other’s needs. Direct communication is appreciated by biobankers, who need to know where samples are going for ethical reasons. It is also appreciated by biotech researchers who need to know where samples have come from (ie. sample provenance).
(2) Many biotechs!
Biosample Hub has an active marketing campaign on social media, reaching out to biotech companies around the world. So we can bring you into contact with many biotechs you have not encountered before.
(3) Free service
There are no charges for hospital biobanks, tumour banks and other non-commercial biorepositories.
(4) Ethical service
A not-for-profit company runs the Biosample Hub platform, and it provides complete financial transparency. In addition, the platform puts biobanks and companies in direct contact. Consequently, the provider knows the identity of the end-user. This enables full sample traceability. Altogether, these features offer freedom from ethical concerns.
(5) No contract
The biobank does not need to sign any contract with Biosample Hub. So there is less hassle. Furthermore, there are no contractual restrictions.
(6) Learning opportunities
Our platform is full of useful resources, including detailed analysis of all the sample requests we receive. This helps you to plan your collection strategy to meet the needs of biotech companies.
(7) User-friendly platform
Our platform is user-friendly, has many innovative features, and undergoes continuous improvement. For details, see the Platform Page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there a membership fee?
No, biobanks do not pay any fee to join and there are absolutely no fees for using the platform.
Do I need to sign a contract?
No, you do not need to sign a contract to join Biosample Hub. In fact, all you need to do is observe the terms and conditions provided on the website.
How does a biobank join?
Biobanks just need to complete the application form. After joining, we request some details for your biobank profile on the platform. There is a simple form to complete with less than 20 questions. Then we create your biobank profile and send you login details.
We only collect prospectively. Can we join?
Yes! Indeed, prospective collections are vital for many of our requesters.
We only collect liquid samples. Can we join?
Yes, certainly! In fact, liquid samples are often requested.
Can commercial brokers join?
No, this platform is for non-commercial biobanks only.
Can veterinary biobanks join?
Yes, veterinary biobanks are welcome to join.
Testimonials From Hospital Biobank Members
“Biosample Hub is an accelerator and represents for the Tumorothèque de Picardie a real opportunity”. Riad Tebbakha, Tumorothèque de Picardie, France.
“Biosample Hub is the easiest way to contact companies all over the world, gives our biobank international visibility”. Nerea Martínez Magunacelaya, IDIVAL Biobank, Spain.
“PATH Biobank has been a member from the very beginning. We particularly like the idea of a transparent communication structure”. Stephanie Torkler, PATH Biobank, Germany.
“One of the biggest difficulty for academic biobank is to reach out for bioindustries who are in need of samples. Biosample Hub offers the perfect solution for that matter and we are glad to count on such service”. Anthony Terra, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France.
“Biosample Hub is a user-friendly platform which enables to showcase different biobank profiles and collaborative research which will allow scientific breakthrough in the field of precision Medicine”. Gouri Mahajan, Biobank Mississippi, USA.