Biobanking

Biobanks are an important resource for the research and development of cell and gene therapies, but biobanking requires the careful consideration of ethics and patient privacy, and carries issues around lack of inclusion of ethnic minorities. Furthermore, biobanks for cell therapies are still in their infancy in terms of potential to have a significant impact on healthcare: large, clinical-grade banks of cells, whether induced pluripotent stem cells or other, with diverse genetic backgrounds will be needed for widespread clinical application of cellular therapies. This channel includes content around all these different aspects, including the latest news and opinion, and top peer-reviewed articles.