Defining biobank.

  title={Defining biobank.},
  author={Robert E Hewitt and Peter Watson},
  journal={Biopreservation and biobanking},
  volume={11 5},
The term "biobank" first appeared in the scientific literature in 1996 and for the next five years was used mainly to describe human population-based biobanks. In recent years, the term has been used in a more general sense and there are currently many different definitions to be found in reports, guidelines and regulatory documents. Some definitions are general, including all types of biological sample collection facilities. Others are specific and limited to collections of human samples… CONTINUE READING
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