European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration still on for #EBW18! Great program ahead!

ESBB conference Antwerp #biobanking #Antwerp

CRYO 2018

Europe Biobank Week


Press Release

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Hand-Over of the Ceremonial Gavel


Elke Smits (Past-President) with Bal Matharoo-Ball (new President) at the ESBB General Assembly in Stockholm following the hand-over of the gavel (12.09.2017).

Sign-Up Here!

To sign-up to join ESBB for 2018 click here

To sign-up for Working Groups … click here


Links to Working Group Pages

Calling Pharma & Biotech!

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.

Link to ESBBtranslate web page

African organisations involved in biobanking can join ESBB for free

Special offer for 2017

Non-profit African organisations involved in biobanking  are now offered free membership of ESBB (worth 285 Euro) on completion of a 35 question survey at:

This is in line with ESBB’s mission to advance the field of biobanking across Africa.

'Masters in Biobanking' Students

ESBB welcomes a total of 48 Masters in Biobanking students as full members of the society! These students are based at the Universities of Lyon, Nice and Graz.MSc Logos


Biocartis: Molecular Diagnostics

ESBB welcomes Biocartis as a new 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.



“How to build a Biobank 2018”

REGISTER NOW for the biobanking course “How to build a Biobank 2017” held at Biobank Graz (AUSTRIA) from November 22-24, 2017. This interactive 3-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a biobank or research institute, who face the challenges of a growing biobank or who try to overcome the challenges of maintaining a large biobank.

Detailed information can be found at

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