What is a biobank?

A biobank is a collection of samples or substances with corresponding data. These samples can vary widely, such as those from rocks, plants, animals, human beings and so on. What is special about this is that samples and data can be saved for an exceptional period. Therefore biobanks serve as global infrastructure for future research projects, which are largely not yet defined at this time.

In a biobank with a collection of human samples and data, the storage of samples takes place under certain temperature measurements (e.g. in special cooling systems with -20°C or -80°C) and the storage of data is managed in a database.

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