Public-Private Partnerships in Biobanking: Current Practices
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Manuel M. Morente, Francisco de Luna, Maria C. Marín and Nuria Ajenjo
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and relationships are essential to expedite
the resolution of the challenges currently facing Medicine. Biobanking is not an island
within biomedical research as a whole, and public–private partnerships in biobanking
must therefore be considered in the global context of biomedical research.
PPPs are certainly desirable, since they offer benefits to both sides, create win-win
situations and are extremely advantageous for the whole society, but they have their
own limitations and frontiers.
The current chapter tries to introduce the general aspects of current PPP practices in
biobanking, keeping in mind that the main objective should be the promotion of health
rather than the sustainability of biobanks or benefits for industry.
Compliance with applicable legislation, mutual trust, transparency and open dialogue
are the key components of such partnerships.
Biobank management, Biobanking, Public-private partnership,
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Calle Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3. 28029 - Madrid, Spain.