Biospecimens and Biobanking in Global Health

Maimuna Mendy, Rita T. Lawlor, Anne Linda van Kappel, Peter H.J. Riegman, Fay Betsou, Oliver D. Cohen, Marianne K. Henderson*

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Biobanks provide a critical infrastructure to support research in human health. Biospecimens and their accompanying data are increasingly needed to support biomedical research and clinical care. The original text was initially published in the Handbook for Cancer Research in Africa. The value of this publication is great as it underlines the importance of biobanks in Africa as a key resource to increase quality scientific research and participate in global health research. Therefore, a revision to extend these principles to other low resource contexts, to include updated material and references and add the topic of biobank sustainability were relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-207
Number of pages25
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Biobanks
  • Biospecimens
  • Catalogs
  • Data
  • Information technology
  • Pathology
  • Tissue
  • Utilization


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