Hayley Curran

MECFS Biobank Project Lead
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


11:15 AM CASE STUDY: Ensuring Commercial Viability and Sustainability - a Disease Specific Biobank Story

  • Learn to recognise the importance of commercialisation with the use of samples
  • Alter mind sets and collect samples based on usability & how this might have a big impact on sending samples abroad
  • Implement targeted sample collection and gain insight to the challenges in sustaining biobanks - e.g. grant funding, participant recruitment
  • Work towards unifying biobanking communities to secure long term sustainability
  • Overcome challenges associated with inadequate clinical databases