Barbara Parodi

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Misidentification and cross-contamination of cell lines are major problems of cell cultures that can make scientific results and their reproducibility unreliable. This paper describes a PCR-based method for easily identifying or confirming the species of origin of cell lines by using a panel of oligonucleotides specific for the nine animal species most(More)
The Cell Line Data Base (CLDB) is a well-known reference information source on human and animal cell lines including information on more than 6000 cell lines. Main biological features are coded according to controlled vocabularies derived from international lists and taxonomies. HyperCLDB (http://bioinformatics.istge.it/hypercldb/) is a hypertext version of(More)
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015 D. Mascalzoni (ed.), Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanking, The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology 14, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9573-9_2 The terms biorepository, Biological resource centre (BRC), biobank refer to structured collections of biological samples and associated data, stored for(More)
A calculation grid developed by an international expert group was tested across biobanks in six countries to evaluate costs for collections of various types of biospecimens. The assessment yielded a tool for setting specimen-access prices that were transparently related to biobank costs, and the tool was applied across three models of collaborative(More)
The Cell Line Data Base (CLDB), set up within the Interlab Project, is a relational database containing data on 2650 human and animal cell lines which are available in labs and cell banks all over Europe. The second edition of the catalogue, directly generated from the database, has been produced, and will be published in the first months of 1993.(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent discoveries in cell therapy research present new opportunities for cellular products to be used to treat severe, and as yet incurable, diseases. It is therefore essential to implement a quality control programme in order to ensure that safe cells and tissues are provided. METHODS In a preliminary phase of the setting up of a the(More)
OBJECTIVES The Cancer of RESpiratory Tract (CREST) biorepository was established to investigate biological mechanisms and to develop tools and strategies for primary and secondary prevention of respiratory tract cancer. The CREST biorepository is focused on pleural malignant mesothelioma, a rare and severe cancer linked to asbestos exposure whose incidence(More)
The number of biobanks, in particular hospital-integrated tumor biobanks (HITB), is increasing all around the world. This is the consequence of an increase in the need for human biological resources for scientific projects and more specifically, for translational and clinical research. The robustness and reproducibility of the results obtained depend(More)
Common Access to Biological Resources and Information (CABRI) service is a 'one-stop-shop' for materials that are collected by a number of European culture collections that engage themselves in a quality service for the scientific community by adhering to Quality Guidelines for the management of resources and related information. It includes collections'(More)