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Conference abstract, 2013

Biobanking in emerging countries, a special issue on challenges and opportunities

Klingström, Tomas; Vaught, Jim; Bongcam-Rudloff, Erik


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Biobanking in emerging countries faces different and more challenging requirements than biobanking in nations with more developed infrastructure. The description of methods developed under these challenging conditions may not only be valuable to scientists facing similar obstacles, but may also be valuable to other researchers as these innovative methods, when developed, may prove more reliable and cost effective than the more established methods. The journal of Biopreservation and Biobanking and the Molecular Methods database are therefore collaborating in the creation of a special issue on biobanking in emerging countries to be published in October 2013. This presentation will provide an overview over key topics covered in the issue and also provide some informal lessons learned from working with the issue. Biopreservation and Biobanking is the first journal to provide a unifying forum for peer-reviewed communication of recent advances in the rapidly emerging field of biospecimen procurement, processing, preservation, and banking. The Molecular methods database ( is a completely free and open access website supported by and the Affinomics project to store and publish laboratory protocols as well as other "how to" information in biological science.

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ESBB Conference
2013, pages: 1 p
Publisher: ESBB Website


ESBB (European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & BioBanking) Conference

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Vaught, Jim
Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch
Bongcam-Rudloff, Erik (Bongcam Rudloff, Erik)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

UKÄ Subject classification

Genetics and Breeding

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