Biobanking centre stage in Berlin
NSW Health Pathology's biobanking project manager Jane Carpenter attended the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories' Annual General Meeting in Berlin last month.
Jane took the opportunity to outline our progress in developing a statewide biobanking framework.
The aim is to ensure NSW has a world-class, sustainable approach to managing human biobanks. We also want to see greater integration between research, diagnostics and clinical care.
Initial priorities include streamlining tissue collection processes, refining laboratory workflows, standardising documentation and establishing a quality certification program for biobanks (see next story).
Certification program underway
NSW Health Pathology will hold two information sessions for the biobanking community about its upcoming certification scheme.
Representatives from the Canadian certification program will be on hand to describe their scheme and answer questions about their own experiences.
NSW Health Pathology experts will then outline its proposed system and how biobanks will be able to register for the program.
Places for the June sessions are limited, so please reserve your spot today.