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Quality Management at is one key competence.


Activities of and its partners include:

  • Development ISO standard and CEN/TS for sample-pre-analytics
  • Implementation of these standards
  • Contribution to the development of a BBMRI Self-Assessment-Tool for pre-analytical processes
  • Quality Management cross audits in partner biobanks
  • Quality Management trainings


Pre-analytical sample quality: biobanks have committed themselves to handle biological samples from patients according to state-of-the-art procedures, i.e. pre-analytical standards for sample quality. These standards called "Molecular in vitro diagnostic examinations — Specifications for pre-examination processes" are published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and / or the   European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Experts from contribute to the development of these standards.


Latest standards:


"Biobanking standard"

  • EN ISO 20387:2020 Biotechnologie - Biobanking - Allgemeine Anforderungen an das Biobanking (dt.)  ...order>
  • EN ISO 20387:2018 08 15. Biotechnology -- Biobanking -- General requirements for biobanking (en)  ...order>


Why is correct pre-analytical handling relevant?

see video "Misstand bei Bluttests" (Deutsches Fernsehen (SWR), by now, German version only)


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Data Quality for Medical Data Lakelands

Publication by partner Alpen Adria University

NEU: ISO 20387 Biobanking Standard nun auf Deutsch

.. verfügbar bei Austrian Standards Institute

Presentations from Regulatory Conference “MD & IVD”

… available for download - Oct 2020

Discounted pre-analytical ISO standards until 20 November 2020

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SAVE-THE-NEW DATES - IVDR & analytical performance testing requirements

... jointly organized by LISAvienna & | 20 Oct 2020 | Vienna as example of QM in biobanking

Letter to the editor of CCLM Journal - June 2019

Special Edition in New Biotechnology

.. on sample quality - with contribution from

Download publication on sample pre-analytics standards & IVDR

With contribution of BBMRI

Quality management for biobanks

a series of publications

New publication by

Book chapter in "Handbook of Biomarkers and Precision Medicine" (published May, 2019)

REGISTER NOW for the course "CEN and ISO Standards for Pre-analytical Processes"

May 16, 2018 | Medical University of Graz, Austria

SAVE-THE-DATE – “Biomedical Research Workshop”

... at/by Partner, Medical University of Graz, Austria - May 11-15, 2020

Dr. Uwe Oelmueller awarded for pre-analytics work

CEN-CENELEC, Brussels, Feb 17, 2020

"Data Quality for Biobanks" (webinar)

by expert JE (Jan, 2019)

Watch the e-lecture: Enhance the reliability of diagnostics with the support of standards

Video by Dr. Uwe Oelmueller (Feb 2020)

ISO 15189 accreditation in pathology

QM event at partner Med Uni Graz – 28 Feb 2020

Guidelines & publications for SARS-Cov-2 containing biospecimens

a current summary - 1 April 2020

Why are Quality Standards important?

watch the video and explore .... Feb 2020