Biobank in Microbiology

Millions of biological samples, including cells of human, animal or bacterial origin, viruses, serum/plasma or DNA/RNA, are stored every year throughout the world for diagnostics and research. The purpose of this review is to summarize the resources necessary to set up a bio-banking facility, the challenges and pitfalls of sample collection, and the most important techniques for separation and storage of samples. Biological samples can be stored for up to 30 years, but specific protocols are required to reduce the damage induced by preservation techniques. Software dedicated to biological banks facilitate sample registration and identification, the cataloguing of sample properties (type of sample/specimen, associated diseases and/or therapeutic protocols, environmental information, etc.), sample tracking, quality assurance and specimen availability. Bio-bank facilities must adopt good laboratory practices and a stringent quality control system and, when required, comply with ethical issues.

Biomarkers & Diagnostics World Congress Philadelphia, USA, Bioinformatics for Big Data San Francisco, USA, Immuno-Oncology London UK, Next-Generation Cancer Immunotherapies San Diego, USA, ESBB conference Johannesburg, South Africa, Stem Cells: from Basic Biology to Therapeutic Application Suzhou, China, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Growth and Regeneration (A3) Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, The Stem Cell Niche–Development & Disease Hillerød, Denmark, Germline Stem Cells Conference, Abcam meeting before ISSCR San Francisco, California, USA, World Conference on Regenerative Medicine 2015 Leipzig Germany.

According to estimates from the World Bank, global healthcare spending increased at a CAGR of 6.97% from 2003 to 2013, from USD 3,786 Billion in 2003 to USD 7,427 Billion in 2013. In this period, public healthcare spending increased at a CAGR of 7.28%, from USD 2,198 Billion in 2003 to USD 4,440 Billion in 2013. This high growth rate, along with the substantial size of healthcare spending, will act as an important driver for biobanks, hospitals and gene banks, which are the major end-user segments of the biopreservation media & equipment market.

Biobanking intended as the process of collecting, treating, and long-term storing biological samples, represents an essential tool for biological, biomedical and industrial research and for laboratory diagnostics. Biobanking plays an important role in microbiology for organizing repositories of human or animal cell lines or microorganisms which are used for diagnostic and research procedures and also collection of microorganisms aiming at characterizing microbial diversity and microbial evolution in the world.

  • AIDS Biobank
  • Storage of viable microorganisms
  • Biobanking in microbiology for medical research
  • Biobanking in Viral research
  • Ebola biobank

Related Conference of Biobank in Microbiology

August 23-24 , 2017

6th International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

San Francisco, California ,USA
August 23-24, 2017

3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Tissue Preservation and Biobanking

(10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)
San Francisco, California, USA
September 14-15, 2017

2nd World Congress on HUMAN GENETICS

Edinburgh, Scotland
September 21-22, 2017

International Conference on Clinical and Medical Genetics

Toronto, Canada
September 25-27, 2017

17th Euro Biotechnology Congress

Berlin, Germany
September 27-28, 2017

Annual Summit on Cell Therapy and Molecular Medicine


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 27-28, 2017

Annual Summit on Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
October 19-20, 2017, Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel

18th Biotechnology Congress

New York, USA
October 20-21, 2017

3rd World Congress on Human Genetics & Genetic Disorders

Toronto, Canada
October 23-24, 2017

10th World Congress on Stem Cell and Biobanking

Osaka, Japan
November 13-14, 2017

19th World Congress on Biotechnology

Osaka, Japan
December 04-05, 2017

2nd World Biotechnology Congress


(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 11-12, 2017

3rd World Bio Summit & Expo

Dubai, UAE
April 16-18, 2018

22nd Edition of International Conference on BIOTECHNOLOGY

Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 16-17, 2018

EuroSciCon Conference on StemCell

Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 14-15, 2018

11th World Congress on Cell & Tissue Science

Tokyo, Japan
May 21-23, 2018

6th International Conference on Integrative Biology

Barcelona, Spain
July 2-3, 2018

4th International Conference on Bioscience

Vienna, Austria
August 20-21, 2018

8th World Congress on Plant Genomics 2018

Tokyo, Japan

Biobank in Microbiology Conference Speakers