We have compiled selected publications from the field of biobanking for you here.


Jahns R & Schirmacher P (2018). Ethik und Rechtslage von humanen Biobanken. Der Pathologe. August 2018.

Mayrhofer MT, Schlünder I (2018). Mind the Gap: From Tool to Knowledge Base. Biopreserv Biobank. 2018 Aug. doi: 10.1089/bio.2018.0018.



Allocca CM, Bledsoe MJ, Furuta K, and Ramirez NC (2017). ISO/TC276/WG2 Biobanks and Bioresources: Draft International Standard Is Now Available for Comment. Biopreservation and Biobanking. August 2017, 15(4): 399-401. doi: 10.1089/bio.2017.29025

Hainaut P, Vaught J, Zatloukal K, Pasterk M (Eds.) (2017). Biobanking of Human Biospecimens - Principles and Practice. Springer International Publishing AG 2017. ISBN: 978-3-319-55118-0 (Print) 978-3-319-55120-3 (Online) doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55120-3.

Wan JC, Massie C, Garcia-Corbacho J, Mouliere F, Brenton JD, Caldas C, Pacey S, Baird R, Rosenfeld N (2017). Liquid biopsies come of age: towards implementation of circulating tumour DNA. Nat Rev Cancer. 2017 Apr;17(4):223-238. doi: 10.1038/nrc.2017.7. Epub 2017 Feb 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 28233803.

Chassang G (2017). The impact of the EU general data protection regulation on scientific research. Ecancermedicalscience. 11:709. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2017.709.

Thasler RMK, Berghammer AJ, Kirchner T, Slotta-Huspenina J, Becker KF, Schiergens T, Thasler WE, Wichmann HE (2017). Federated Biobanking with CorporateService Unit: The Munich Biobank Alliance Blueprint. Biopreservation and Biobanking. February 2017, 15(1): 75-79. doi:10.1089/bio.2016.0101.


Chin WW, Wieschowski S, Prokein J, Illig T, Strech D (2016). Ethics Reporting in Biospecimen and Genetic Research: Current Practice and Suggestions for Changes. PLoS Biol. 2016 Aug 2;14(8):e1002521.

Khoury MJ, Galea S (2016). Will Precision Medicine Improve Population Health? JAMA. Published online August 18, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12260

Strech D et al. (2016). A template for broad consent in biobank research. Results and explanation of an evidence and consensus-based development Process.European Journal of Medical Genetics 59 (2016) 295-309

Pigeot I & Hummel M (Eds) (2016). Bundesgesundheitsblatt (2016) 59. Biobanken. ISSN: 1436-9990 (Print) 1437-1588 (Online)

Sariyar M & Schlünder I (2016). Reconsidering Anonymization-Related Concepts and the Term „Identification“ Against the Backdrop of the European Legal Framework. Biopreservation and Biobanking 14(2).

Merino-Martinez R et al. (2016) Toward Global Biobank Integration by Implementation of the Minimum Information About Data Sharing (MIABIS 2.0 Core). Biopreservation and Biobanking 14(2).


Schmitt S, Kynast K, Schirmacher P, Herpel E (2015). Maintainance of a research tissue bank: (Infra)structural and quality aspects. Pathologe. 2015 Nov; 36 Suppl 2:205-9. doi: 10.1007/s00292-015-0083-2.

Grizzle WE, Gunter EW, Sexton KC, Bell WC (2015). Quality management of biorepositories. Biopreserv Biobank. 2015 Jun; 13(3):183-94. doi: 10.1089/bio.2014.0105.

Hummel M &  Rufenach C (2015). Biomaterialbanken als Grundlage für die Entwicklung genetisch basierter Präventionskonzepte. Bundesgesundheitsblatt 58: 127.


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