This is the 7th consecutive year that the Scientific Technical Services (SCT) have participated in the IBBL BIOSPECIMEN PROFICIENCY TESTING (PT) endorsed by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER).
Montserrat Torà, MARBiobanc scientific manager, explains what the Spanish biobank network is, and summarize the main highlights of this annual meeting (X Annual Biobanks meeting, Valencia) This new was disseminated by the bulletin of ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories) Edition of 09 January 2020.
During the months of October and Novembre MarBiobanc has received the visits of different educational centers: Pharmacy students of Universitat Ramon Llull - Blanquerna Documentació Sanitaria and Anatomia Patologica students of Institut Bonanova Institut Ramon y Cajal All of them have been able to understand how it works and what a Biobanc is, the installations and the hardworking staff and the importance of the Informed Consent.
The X National Congress of Biobanks held on October 17 and 18 in Valencia, brought together more than 200 representatives of more than 50 biobanks. The meeting was organized by the Spanish Biobank Network, Fundació per al Foment de la Investigació Sanitaria de la Comunitat Valenciana (Fisabio), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (Ciberes) and the Valencian Biobank Network.
Global Biobank Week has been a success this year. An international representation of Biobanks, researchers, industry, representatives of regulatory and ethics have been participated in the congress.
MARBiobanc participated in the Open Day of the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona that took place on October 5th, 2019 with the explanation "The trip of a sample" at station number 13 in the routes that there were all morning in the Park.
MARBiobanc will be present at the "Europe Biobank Week 2019" to be held in Lübeck (Germany) from October 8 to 11, 2019 The works presented are: "Leftover Sera Obtained during the Health Care Process Can Have a 2nd Usage in Research" by Dr.
MARBiobanc participated in the VI ANCEI Congress that took place in Tarragona on May 30th and 31th, 2019.
This year, the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) has been one of the centers that has initiated the new cycle in which a total of 11 research centers will participate.
The Scientific Committee of the X edition of the National Congress of Biobanks will be co-chaired by Montserrat Torà (Scientific Director of the MARBiobanc-Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques) and by Ana Torres (Scientific Director of the Biobank of the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal-IRYCIS).