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Business Planning in Biobanking: How to Implement a Tool for Sustainability. - PubMed - NCBI

Business Planning in Biobanking: How to Implement a Tool for Sustainability. - PubMed - NCBI



 2017 Feb;15(1):46-56. doi: 10.1089/bio.2016.0045. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

Business Planning in Biobanking: How to Implement a Tool for Sustainability.

Abstract

Worldwide, the sustainability of public health systems is challenged by the increasing number and cost of personalized therapies. Quality biological samples stored in biobanks are essential for the provision of appropriate health services and also act as a reservoir for the development of precision medicine and biotechnological innovation. Economic sustainability is a crucial factor in the maintenance of biobanking activities. Traditionally, management of biobanking is performed by health researchers and/or clinicians whose knowledge of economic issues is inadequate. On the other hand, familiarity with financial instruments used by economists is not often accompanied by a consolidated understanding of biobanking features. This article aims to be a guide for the implementation of business plans in biobanking and proposes models for the facilitation of their preparation, thus contributing to recognition of the importance of efficient management of resources of public health services.

KEYWORDS:

biobanks; bioresource; business plan; cost analysis; sustainability

PMID:
 
27898226
 
DOI:
 
10.1089/bio.2016.0045

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]