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What has BBMRI-ERIC been up to recently? What are our National Nodes and who are the people behind them? What is the added value of BBMRI-ERIC? Follow our blog if you want to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Moli-Bank: The Extended Laboratory

September 3rd, 2018 /
At the crossroad between northern and southern Italy lies Molise, a region where traditions have remained unchanged over the passing years. With a strong sense of cultural identity, families continue to enjoy customs that have long disappeared in bigger cities, from the race of oxen carts to specta...
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ASKLEPIOS: A Longitudinal Biobank Improving Cardiovascular Healthcare

August 18th, 2018 /
Asklēpiós was the ancient Greek God of medicine, a divine physician who bestowed health on the ill and wounded through his great skill and talent, elevating the art of medicine. Today we find ASKLEPIOS taking on a very different form but once again, with the aim of elevating healthcare. ASKLEPIOS...

Cryostem - Building a Specialised Biobank: From zero to 20,000 biological samples

July 18th, 2018 /
Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hodgkin lymphoma – these are just a few blood disorders. Q: The cure? A: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) is sometimes the only treatment available. Every year an estimated 24,000 patients with severe blood disorders around the globe undergo HSCT, du...


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Introducing the UK National Node

June 28th, 2018
  Facts and Figures provided by Jessica Mai Sims   How many biobanks and samples do you have in your national network? As an organisation, we have no biobanks or hold any samples. Our Tissue Directory, however, has 191 registered sample resources (we use this as a generic term to encom...

Reaching Diagnosis: Storing Biosamples In A Biobank

June 1st, 2018
The direct impact of biobanks on our health system may not be visible at first sight. The story below shows how samples, stored in a biobank, can be used to diagnose a rare disease, may help to find cures, and how they change the life of individuals. Maria and Franco have two daughters, Nicla and...

BBMRI-ERIC Launches Online Tool To Facilitate Access To Over 500 Biobanks

May 2nd, 2018
Austria-based BBMRI-ERIC recently launched its Negotiator, a web-based solution to help researchers find detailed information on the availability of samples and associated data. The tool is a great step forward in facilitating access to high-quality samples that are currently stored in biobanks all...


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