The ANAB biobanking accreditation program enables biobanks to demonstrate competent biobank operation and the ability to provide biological material and associated data of appropriate quality for research and development.
The goal of the ANAB biobanking accreditation program is to provide 3rd party assurance of the quality of biobanking activities with the objective of promoting confidence in biobanking and was designed to assure the quality of biobanks through assuring compliance with the international standard, ISO 20387.
Biobanking accreditation is applicable to all organizations performing biobanking, including biobanking of biological material from multicellular organisms (e.g. human, animal, fungus and plant) and microorganisms for research and development. These can involve different types of organizations from independent legal entities or may reside within governmental entities, academic institutions, hospitals, non-profit or commercial organizations.
The ANAB biobanking accreditation program includes requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of biobanks including quality control requirements to ensure biological material and data collections of appropriate quality.
ANAB accreditation to ISO 20387 fosters exchange and assists in the harmonization of practices among biobanks, researchers, and other parties. It is intended to be achieved by the planning and implementation of policies, processes and procedures covering the life cycle of biological materials as well as their associated data and are designed to facilitate cooperation.
Biobanking accreditation can help move your organization toward global recognition, consistent operations, and a competitive advantage.
ANAB is a recognized global leader in accreditation and prides itself on world class service while maintaining the highest level of quality in the services we offer.