MHRA exclusive: Get ahead of the game and hear the latest regulatory and ethical updates in Biobanking

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SMi's are thrilled to present the 11th annual Biobanking conference taking place on 22nd & 23rd June 2015 in Central London.

BioBanking 2015

BioBanking 2015

“Some excellent speakers” - University of Bergen

Biobanking 2015 will bring together Europe’s leading biorepositories, regulatory representatives and scientific pioneers to strengthen knowledge of sample management as well as explore future advances in areas such as biobanking automation and stratified medicine.

Day 1 will address topics such as ethics and personal data protection laws, while Day 2 explores cutting edge technology and biobanking case studies.

An opening keynote address on a study involving more than 500,000 Britons, with a focus on consent, participant characterisation and health outcomes, presented by Professor Sir Rory Collins, CEO from UK Biobank, will be just one of the highlights at the 5th annual conference when it returns to London this June.

The event will also feature an exclusive update from the UK’s medical regulation authority, MHRA. The presentation by UK Stem Cell Bank - MHRA Director, Glyn Stacey, will provide regulatory guidance, address banking stem cells for future therapies and provide unique insight into cell source selection and best practice for the qualification of raw materials.

Understanding the ethical and regulatory framework will be a major focus, in addition to hearing from a selection of European biobanks currently adding value to clinical research through successful biobanking strategies. As well as the UK Biobank, this will include further case studies from Kings College Infectious Disease Biobank, Brain Bank Consultants, Auria Biobank and the European Sperm Bank.

Other featured speakers include:

  •     Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals
  •     Dr Nita Solanky, Manager, Genetics & Epigenetics in Health and Diseases, Institute of Child Health, UCL, Baby Bio Bank
  •     Anne Bahr, R&D Privacy Officer, Compliance, Sanofi-Aventis
  •     Professor Karpe, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Hon Consultant Physician, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford Biobank
  •     Sean James, Tissue Bank Manager, University Hospital’s Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Arden Tissue Bank

For those who are interested in attending there is currently a £300 early bird discount which expires on 31st March. Further information and a brochure is available online at

5th annual BioBanking Conference
22 - 23 June 2015
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel, London, UK
Sponsored by Autoscribe

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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