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BBMRI: Biospecimens beyond borders
Biospecimens beyond borders
Access to biological resources such as cells and tissue samples is the lifeblood of biomedical research. Biobanks and biomolecular resource centres collect, store and distribute this material, the related data and powerful analytical tools, but none of them can single-handedly meet the growing, diverse needs of Europe's research community. EU funding has enabled major repositories to link up and share these resources.
Therefore, BBMRI-ERIC and its national nodes in European countries have been created to develop a Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure. Aims is to give researchers a user-friendly means to access such resources. It strives to make human biological material from repositories across Europe available through a single, integrated online portal. ...