European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking

Global Biobank Week is ESBB's annual conference

Global Biobank Week (GBW) is the 2017 annual conference for ESBB. It will be held in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2017. This conference is being jointly organised by ESBB, BBMRI-ERIC and ISBER. Dates of main conference programme:  13th to 15th September.

Key activities on Tuesday 12th September, including ESBB Working Group Meetings.

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Press Release for Global Biobank Week in Stockholm this September

Calling Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Biotechnology Companies!

medicine and cells in an abstract scientific background

Pharma and Biotech companies can now join ESBB as a Corporate Members to participate in our biobanking community.

This allows multiple members of your company to have the benefits of ESBB membership, including eligibility to join the dynamic ESBBtranslate working group which brings together ESBB members and pharma/ biotech industry representatives in order to identify, elaborate and launch common research projects.

More info on ESBBtranslate


ESBB welcomes Biocartis as a new corporate member!


Biocartis is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry.

Website Outline

The diagram opposite shows an outline of this new website.

  • There is a public website with 6 main sections and 20 pages.
  • Then there is a members-only website with 7 main sections and 15 pages. To access the members-only website, it is necessary to login.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this website, please write to

Europe Biobank Week in Vienna was the first of 4 joint annual conferences in Europe

Vienna Old Town in Austria. Aerial view cityscape.

The Europe Biobank Week conference in Vienna (13-16 September, 2016) was the first of 4 joint conferences, co-organised by ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC. The conference was a great success!

682 participants registered including 521 delegates and 161 exhibitors. 98% registered participants actually attended the conference.

Preliminary feedback on speaker presentations has been very positive with many people noting the high quality of the talks.

More conference feedback to follow soon.

Upcoming conferences where ESBB will be represented

AACR-AORTIC Workshop on Capacity Building for Cancer Research, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 – 18 January, 2017

Arab Health Congress, Dubai, UAE, 30 Jan – 02 February, 2017

2nd Annual Biobanking Summit, Berlin, Germany, 02 – 03 March, 2017

European society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Marseille, France, 26-29 March, 2017

Breast Cancer Conference St. Gallen (BCC) in Vienna and IBCSG Annual Meeting, Vienna, March 2016

European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) Geneva, April 2017

ASCO, Chicago, IL  in early June 2017

Global Biobank Week, Stockholm, Sweden, 3th – 15th September, 2017.

ETOP Annual Meeting mid-Nov 2017 Zurich

SABCS 2017 in early Dec 2017, San Antonio, TX