Sample catalogue

Provided by RD CONNECT

RD Connect

RDConnect Sample Catalogue helps them browse and find biosamples from rare disease patients, such as blood and DNA, which they might use and re-use for research. The Sample Catalogue lets the researchers find detailed information on individual samples stored in rare disease biobanks and provides information about the available biomaterials, such as primary cells, tissue, DNA, serum, RNA, cell lines and others. The Sample Catalogue is open to all users free of charge and contains essential information and links to the biobanks where the sample is located to facilitate requesting the samples.

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Sample management


Ciberer Biobank

CIBERER BIOBANK (CBK) is a public and non-profit-making biological sample repository which centralices the reception of samples connected with rare diseases. It is a CIBERER initiative and it is located at the FISABIO-Salud Pública (FISABIO-CSISP) in Valencia, Spain.

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Cell automated amplification

Provided by I-STEM


We have developed at I-Stem a fully automated bioproduction platform for research applications (non-GMP) based on the use of CompacT SelecT technology for the amplification and differentiation of hPSCs under feeder-free adherent culture conditions. Process performance and variability are monitored throughout scale out to prevent deviations from specification limits. Cell suspensions are automatically dispensed into cryovials (Fill-it) and frozen using a controlled-rate freezing equipment chamber (Cryomed). Importantly, all cell banks undergo appropriate quality testing according to international guidelines – such as phenotypic characterization, genomic stability and microbiological testing – to ensure they meet release criteria.

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IT Services for biobanks and samples



BBMRI-ERIC IT Services for biobanks and sample/data collections include:
– Directory (collecting information about biobanks and their sample/data collections
– Negotiator (facilitating communication between researchers requesting samples/data from biobanks)
– Bibbox (toolbox for biobanks, open-source software)
– MIABIS 2.0 (Community standard for sharing information about biobanks)

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DNA Bank

Provided by GENETHON


Genethon’s DNA and Cell Bank is to promote advances in genetic research by providing the scientific community with a high quality cell and human tissue products resource.
Europe’s leading bank for genetic diseases, it serves the whole of the medical and scientific community.
Genethon has an imaging platform capable of generating and collecting all the clinical data which allow the evaluation of the efficiency, the toxicity and the side effects of the gene therapy product.

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