Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure Austria
- BBMRI.at is the Austrian Node of the European biobanking research infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC.
- BBMRI.at consists of and links Austrian universities and biobanks with the goal to accelerate biomedical research.
BBMRI.at aims to establish a state-of-the-art biobanking infrastructure in Austria and to increase close cooperation and harmonization between biobanks. These are prerequisites to facilitate access and foster the use of biological samples and data for academic and industrial research. Biologic samples and data collected in biobanks are valuables resources for innovations in personalized medicine and development of biomarkers, diagnostics and therapeutics. BBMRI.at is built up by 7 partners, and the VetBioBank from the Veterinary University of Medicine is one of them - the only member with the focus on animal medicine.