MIRAI Intex participated in the Global Biobank Week which took place on 13-15 September in Stockholm.
Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC), European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB), and International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) organized this conference, the central theme of which was global harmonization of biobanking activities.
The conference attracted around 1000 participants including biobanking experts, scientists, policy makers and patient representatives for discussion and collaboration on activities important for biobanking, preservation of samples and data for biological and environmental research to improve health care and decrease the burden of disease worldwide.
Among the keynote speakers of the event were Greg Simon, the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Gregory Biden, the Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative, and Jan-Eric Litton, Professor at Karolinska Institute and former Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. Session topics included personalised medicine, quality of samples, harmonisation efforts, data protection, and the benefit for citizens and society.
For MIRAI Intex, as a designer and producer of low-temperature storage complex for biological materials, participation in this event became the unique opportunity to meet the leaders of biobanking in one place, and to get information about latest achievements and challenges in this dynamic and rapidly developing field.