EU biobank battle begins

November 11, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Health Europe] – The Netherlands and Luxembourg are competing to become the world’s bio banking research hub.

The Netherlands and Luxembourg are battling to host the European biobanking and bimolecular research Infrastructure (BBMRI).

The BBMRI was set up with an initial budget of €5m from the European Commission to improve, join and coordinate more than 100 biobanks from different countries. The projects ultimate aim is to establish a large scale network to enable the sharing and access to human biological samples across Europe.

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