Increase the visibility of your collections and services
Benefits for Academic Biobanks
Major benefits for academic biobanks include:
(1) Increased visibility to industry
Biobank collections and services are made visible to industry. Biobanks can offer a wide range of services like sectioning, QC, immunohistochemistry, sample and data storage.
(2) Direct contact with the end-user
Biobanks and companies are in direct contact from the outset which allows for increased sample traceability. So providers who are biospecimen custodians, can genuinely vouch for their eventual destination and use. Another advantage of direct contact is that collaboration can be easily discussed.
(3) A free and ethical service
Biosample Hub is a not-for-profit company with no shareholders. Any financial surplus is reinvested in the company. The not-for-profit status of Biosample Hub is consistent with the not-for-profit status of Academic Biobanks. It is also consistent with the widely held belief that for ethical reasons, “human tissue should be acquired and supplied through non-commercial procedures”. Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 1995
(4) Freedom from contractual restrictions
No contract needs to be signed with Biosample Hub, so less hassle and no contractual restrictions.
(5) A user-friendly platform
Our platform has many innovative features and undergoes continuous improvement. For details see the Platform Page.
A slide presentation describing the important features of Biosample Hub from the academic biobank (provider) perspective can be downloaded here:
Biobanks providing Covid-19 samples are welcome to join.