[Next generation biobanking: the challenge of data]

Med Sci (Paris). 2018 Oct;34(10):849-851. doi: 10.1051/medsci/2018203. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
[Article in French]


Human biological samples are key resources in unravelling physiopathological factors underlying diseases and influencing their outcome. By making use of these resources, genomics, proteomics and molecular imaging techniques have achieved unprecedented progress in the past decade. The development of genomics platforms, molecular imaging as well as bioinformatics allowed a significant development of the biomarkers field thus realizing significant advances towards personalized medicine. The exponential increase of data, their complexity, the necessity of their integration for analysis require the development of appropriate infrastructures. These latter should integrate experts from different fields as well as an optimal organisation of biobanks including novel access and exchange rules for biological material and data.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Specimen Banks / trends*
  • Data Collection / methods
  • Data Collection / trends
  • High-Throughput Screening Assays
  • Humans
  • Precision Medicine* / methods
  • Precision Medicine* / trends