Welcome on the BWB site
The BWB manages the virtual catalog of human tissues and cells samples (= biospecimens) kept by the participating biobanks. Researches can access it to find easily where the needed biospecimens can be found. The BWB brings them also in contact with the biobank managers in order to facilitate the supply of the requirement material. The BWB and its partners can also help to find an appropriate solution for requests that cannot be satisfied within existing collections. The BWB ensures as well that the necessary approval has been obtained by the Ethical Committee.
Context The improvements of the life science cannot exist without anatomical and life tissues studies. To this aim, the tissues must be preserved in optimal conditions to be analyse during research projects. This work is the work of biobanks. Critical activity done by specific people each day. For all those goals, the European Union made it one of its priorities.