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The International Stem Cell Banking Initiative (ISCBI).
journal contributionposted on 2021-04-14, 09:09 authored by Glyn N Stacey, Lyn Healy
The International Stem Cell Banking Initiative(ISCBI) was started in 2007 to bring together the leading stem cell banks distributing human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines for research and development, to discuss best practice across a range of issues from donor consent to delivery of cells for use in research, diagnostics and cell-based medicines. ISCBI holds workshops around the world and on-line and regularly publishes summaries of discussions and consensus amongst experts in stem cell biology, biobanking technology, regulation and policy making. To date, experts from more than 28 countries have contributed to ISCBI activities which are frequently run in collaboration with other stem cell organisations and has co-ordinated closely with the International Stem Cell Initiative and the hPSCreg European Commission funded database of hPSC lines and clincal trials.