Introduction of Infectious Diseases Biobank in Taiwan CDC

Ting-Yi Chiang, Kai-Hong Huang, Feng-Kuang Hsu, Gwo-Chang Sheu

2015 Vol.31 NO.12

Correspondence Author: Gwo-Chang Sheu

  • Center for Research, Diagnostics and Vaccine Development, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, R.O.C.


        Taiwan Centers for Disease Control(Taiwan CDC) Biobank manages and preserves specimens from infectious diseases. Biobank was established in 1992. The biobank preserves and manages biological materials and shares specimen with other research institutions. The biobank also collaborates with biotechnology companies in developing diagnostic reagents, and has obtained preliminary results. In the near future, key features of the maintenances and expansion are: establish well-designed biobank information system, improving capacity of infectious biomaterials collection, international certification for the biobank repository, and training of biomaterials manager for biosafety regulation and expansion of biobank.