The European Bank for induced pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) is a non-profit induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) repository based in Germany and the UK that has collected, safeguarded and distributed >900 iPSC lines since 2014.
These lines were generated in diverse research projects across the EU and USA, including StemBANCC, HipSci and IMI-ADAPTED. Through these experiences, EBiSC has accumulated an extensive knowledge base on iPSC ethical and legal best practice and common pitfalls.
As EBiSC aims to accelerate health research by making iPSC resources widely and publicly available for all researchers, they are assessing how they can support other iPSC-based research projects, in addition to continuing collaborations with iPSC researchers worldwide.
EBiSC has successfully supported third party research projects in reaching their sustainability goals by collecting any newly generated iPSC lines and providing long term storage, maintenance of stocks and simplified distribution to both internal and external researchers. Through these activities, the global community of stem cell scientists and researchers can access not only the iPSC lines but also have reliable access to relevant datasets.
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