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Preanalytical validation and quality systems in biobanking – EATRIS Webinar series (4/6)

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Date & Time December 17 2019, 14.00- 15.00 CET
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  • Monica Marchese (IBBL)
  • Andrea Wutte (BBMRI-ERIC)

Webinar Description

The increasing demand and use of high-quality samples and data place biobanks at the centre of basic and translational research. This webinar will give you an insight into the service portfolio of 2 renowned entities in the field, the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg  (IBBL) and BBMRI-ERIC. It will address the importance of preanalytical quality for biomarker validation and robustness and highlight the BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Service (BBMRI.QM), designed to help biobanks and researchers meet the highest quality standards for their research and the needs of their clients. An interactive Q&A session will conclude this 60-minute-webinar.


Reproducibility is a foundational element of the scientific method, a benchmark upon which the reliability of an experiment can be tested. However, the field is facing alarmingly high irreproducibility rates as illustrated in various industry publications, with reports ranging from 50% to 80% of published results not being reproducible. It has been estimated that in the US alone, $28B in funding is spent on preclinical research that is not reproducible. This estimation does not even consider the impact on delaying translational research and causing high failure rates observed for the development of new treatments. 

In this context, EATRIS will run a series of webinars this fall, looking at reproducibility issues experienced during specific phases of the drug development pipeline (screening, preclinical models, biomarker development & analytical platforms, clinical validation). The aim is to bring best practices together and to discuss solutions designed to tackle the identified bottlenecks. 

You will have the chance to get the latest updates from experts in the field as well as participate in a Q&A session at the end of the lecture. Please note that you will have the opportunity to watch again later as all webinars will be recorded.



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