International tissue-repository association president selected to lead emergent Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg

March 25, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source; TGen] – Officials of the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL) today announced the selection of Dr. Robert Hewitt, president of an international association governing biological samples, as Chief Executive Officer.

As head of the IBBL, Hewitt will be in charge of a state-of-the-art tissue storage and distribution initiative that will help a worldwide network of cancer scientists and other disease researchers find answers to humanity’s most pressing health problems.

Dr. Jean-Claude Schmit, chairman of the seven-member governing board of the IBBL, said Hewitt was selected as CEO because of his impeccable credentials, his worldwide connections and his experience in setting up biobanks in other nations.

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