Biobanks are infrastructures ensuring the preservation of biological samples or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). It is recognized that the biggest cost in institutional or pharmaceutical biobanks is related to infrastructure and administration.
Indeed, significant capital investment is required to build the site to maintain the stability of sample storage (building, emergency generators, access control, fire prevention, etc.) and thus ensure the continuity of activities in case of disaster.
With the high expectations in terms of medical and pharmaceutical compliance, it is also necessary to have the administrative and logistical staff to carry out all the operations and the monitoring of the cold chain, as well as precise handling of stored items.
CRYOSTORAGE (IN DEV.)
The hosting of the biobank is in BiobankCenter. The center has a 24x365 daycare and therefore always accessible. Regular reports are sent to tenants with access and levels of services (electricity, temperature, etc.).
An area of the biobank is pre-booked in case of force majeure in the BiobankCenter. Transportation service 24x365 with guaranteed response time is also included for emergency transport of samples or freezers.
BiobankCenter provides freezers at the customer site with a maintenance and repair service. The freezers have an online monitoring sample temperature with warning system. A Biobank Backup service is activated in the event of force majeure.
SAMPLE AND APIs
Tissues / microbiomes
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
BiobankCenter is a new infrastructure that provides storage space for all freezer systems. They are hosted in a highly secure datacenter with the highest certification in terms of resilience. These spaces are electrically controlled and climatically monitored 24x365. They have spare freezers in case of technical problems. A secure off-site hosting is an interesting option against the problems of business continuity in a pharmaceutical chain, in life tech researches or food production.
The objective is to bring all these facilities in one place to drastically reduce the operating costs of stored items. The associated services, such as logistics and IT systems, can also be shared. By having standardized processes, it will be also easier to provide reports for medical or pharmaceutical certifications (GxP or SwissMedic). The cost of a backup biobank can also be balanced by reductions in insurance’s costs or reduced risk factors during certifications.
Guards and operators 24/24
High resilient infrastructures
Alarming & Monitoring
Transport with third party
CERTIFICATION: TIER IV, ISAE 3402, SWISSLABEL – ON DEMAND: GxP, SWISSMEDIC