NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The body focused on enhancing Europe’s biobanking potential for research purposes has completed a review of over 300 biobanks and now will move on to the next phase of its efforts to develop a prototype for an international system.

The Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, or BBMRI, aims to provide a Europe-wide collection of samples of biomedical quality.

Currently, the research infrastructure includes 51 participating institutions and 190 associated organizations, representing 30 EU and associated countries.

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