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Biobanking in times of Covid-19

BBMRI-ERIC Webdiscussion about Biobanking in times of Covid-19


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On March 31st, a webconference with participation of Helmuth Haslacher, Quality Manager (from MedUni Wien Biobank) organized by Andrea Wutte, head of BBMRI-ERIC quality management service, took place.


Over 460 participants attended the webinar which dealt with the risks and opportunities of biobanks during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemia. Questions addressed included


  • Are biobanks prepared to collect samples from COVID19 patients?
  • What is the risk and which opportunities come with it?
  • Does your biobank have permission to process and store COVID-19 samples for research purposes?
  • How is the chain of health safety conditions and regulations handled in your biobank?
  • Do we unite in our approaches to collect COVID-19 samples?
  • How fast can this be done?




A follow up webinar will take place Tue, Apr 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST

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