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Name of Collaboratory :


Biobank Suisse


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 2005 End Date : Info Last Updated : Mon, Nov 1 2010 4:01am PDT

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Infrastructure Development  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Community Data Systems  

Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Biomedical Sciences  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The foundation biobank-suisse (BBS) is a collaborative network of existing and future research biobanks in Switzerland.

The primary goals are:

to provide researchers a quick overview of available human biospecimens and up to date person related data. Researchers can get a quick overview of the biospecimens available by using the web query interface
to provide biobankers with services to further improve the quality of biobanks in Switzerland (e.g. information about up-to-date IT and database software for biobanking; solutions for ethical, legal, and social issues; develop common platform for biobankers; etc.).

BBS was founded in December 2005 as an initiative of Oncosuisse and SWISS BRIDGE with the goal to build a collaborative network of existing and future biobanks for research in Switzerland.

BBS has entered in a closed collaboration with SAKK’s (Swiss Working Group on Clinical Cancer Research) IT department. BBS’s server is run by SAKK and technical support is provided by the SAKK IT department.

BBS is an active member of ISBER (International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories) the international society of biobanks. BBS also joint BBMRI (an European initiative to build an pan-European network of biobanks.


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  Researchers can get a quick overview of the biospecimens available by using the web query interface.  

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Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Defense (DOD)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
German Research Foundation (DFG)
HealthCapital Berlin Brandenburg
Helmholtz Association
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health
Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB)
MACS Miltenyi Biotec
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Pluristem Therapeutics
Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
Technologie Stiftung Brandenburg
Technologiestiftung Berlin

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