Start a biobank, but do it right: ‘There is no try.’

Paul Span and Peggy Manders (Radboud University Medical Center) discuss the issues facing international biobanks in a new open access Editorial from Future Science OA.

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Sep 23, 2015

Biobanks are essential in clinical research. The large-scale investigations required for patient-tailored precision medicine often requires international or multi-institutional biobanks, which are associated with specific issues. In a new piece published in Future Science OA, Paul Span and Peggy Manders discuss these issues, focusing on definitions, standardization, ethics and regulation.

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Span PN, Manders P. International biobanks: do or do not? Future Science OA FSO75, doi:10.4155/fso.15.75 (2015).

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