Academic Valorization of Biobanks

  • Anne-Marie Duguet
  • Laurence Mabile
  • Anne Cambon-Thomsen


Collections intended for purely academic purposes are run on a nonprofit basis, whereas commercially managed collections are intended to make a profit for their owners by placing on the market samples private researchers can buy when they do not have their own source of research materials. In recent years, researchers using collections for multicentric projects have been reflecting on how collections can best be used. Calls for applications for European research programs stipulate that consortia conduct their research in accordance with European and international ethical guidelines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Marie Duguet
    • 1
  • Laurence Mabile
    • 2
  • Anne Cambon-Thomsen
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR 1027 Inserm, University of Toulouse III Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.BRIF (Bioresource Research Impact Factor)UMR 1027 Inserm, University of Toulouse III Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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