“BioSample Hub plays a critical role in connecting with biobank worldwide. I particularly appreciate the nice design and the intuitiveness of the platform”
Ninon Guichard, Galapagos, France
“Biosample Hub provides an essential missing link between biotech researchers and medical sites/non-commercial biobanks – as a biotech scientist, I appreciate how it gives me access to a much wider range of potential biosamples vs. the usual mix of commercial providers.”
Anonymous researcher, South SF, CA
“We have supported the BIOSAMPLE HUB project since its start since we think that a worldwide platform of reliable and ethically sourced clinical samples is urgently needed”
Stefano Palea, Humana Biosciences S.A.S., France
“Biosample Hub assists beneficial collaborations between industry and academia through its intuitive platform which connects groups in a fair and transparent manner”.
Liam Burke-Masterson, Genuity Science, Ireland
“We valued the speed and transparency of the platform and plan on harnessing the network for future sample acquisition efforts”
James Sietstra, Totient, USA
“I was attracted to this proposal because of its transparency with the biobanks which is often lost with other platforms”
Anonymous, Biotech Company, UK
Benefits For Companies
Major benefits for companies include:
(1) Know where your samples come from!
Direct contact with the source biobank is an essential part of Biosample Hub. This brings many benefits, including full provenance data, access to scientific and clinical expertise, and access to subsequent services like tissue sectioning and staining. Contact with the biobank of origin is especially important for molecular diagnostics companies which need to comply with Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on IVD medical devices.
(2) Access to a large, diverse network of biobanks.
Biosample Hub has a global network of around 40 Academic Biobanks. 100% of these biobanks want to work with industry because (a) this is the purpose of the platform and (b) membership is voluntary.
(3) Have up to ten active sample requests at any one time.
These are all posted on the platform, and directed to suitable biobanks both on and off the platform.
(4) A reasonably-priced annual subscription fee.
The fee has been decided after careful consultation with industry experts and is in keeping with the not-for-profit status of Biosample Hub.
(5) Financial transparency
The platform is run by a not-for-profit company without any shareholders. Any financial surpluses are reinvested in the company. Any transactions between requester and provider must take place independently of the platform and no commission is charged.
(6) Freedom from contractual restrictions
No contract is required to use the platform, so no hassle and no contractual restrictions.
(7) A user-friendly platform
This platform has many innovative features to facilitate connection with suitable biobanks and it undergoes continuous development to improve performance. For details see the Platform Page.
How To Join
The annual subscription fee for companies is £1,500 (GBP, British Pounds) which covers a full 12 months from whenever payment is made. There is a 30% discount for not-for-profit companies.
Joining Biosample Hub is very simple. There is no contract to be signed. All you need to do is submit the application form …
Want To Find Out More?
Demos of the Biosample Hub platform are provided on a one-to-one basis and involve Zoom calls with screen-sharing. If you are interested then just request a demo …