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Latest news in English from Biobank Sweden.

New project to improve efficiency of healthcare integrated biobanking and strengthen Swedish research

Biobank Sweden has secured project funding through Swelife to ensure a continued development of the successful model ‘healthcare integrated biobanking’. The project which will go on until 2026, aims to increase the efficiency of the national model and thereby strengthening medical research while also contributing to equal care and health benefits in Sweden. Healthcare integrated […]

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The Swedish multicentre principle comes to an end

The Swedish principle for multicentre studies involving biobank samples, came to an end in July due to the new Swedish Biobank Act. The multicentre principle was originally developed by Biobank Sweden to match the requirements in the former Swedish Biobank Act (2002:297). In 2003, when the first Swedish Biobank Act came into force, the national […]

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New routine enables access to 1.5 million Swedish COVID-19 samples for research

Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Swedish regions and the National Pandemic Center (NPC) at Karolinska Institutet, Biobank Sweden is launching a national COVID-19 sample collection for research. With a new national application process, the purpose is to foster research related to COVID-19 through easier access to samples stored at the NPC. Many samples […]

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Biobank Sweden completes English translation of the new Swedish Biobank Act

The national infrastructure Biobank Sweden is currently working on a nation-wide implementation of the new Swedish Biobank Act which comes into force on July 1, 2023. As a way of increasing the understanding of the new regulation, Biobank Sweden has produced an unofficial English translation of the new Biobank Act available for download. Sweden will […]

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Nordic Biobank Conference – an important step towards increased collaboration

The first Nordic Biobank Conference was organized in Gothenburg and can in hindsight be seen as an important first step on the way towards a joint future for Nordic biobanks. Focusing on current trends and challenges, the main take-away from the conference was the importance of continued collaboration among the Nordic countries. Five hundred stakeholders from […]

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