Official Opening of National Biobank Supervisory Office in Taiwan

A plaque unveiling ceremony for an office that will supervise the National Biobank Consortium of Taiwan, an integrated platform that seeks to establish a mega databank to promote the development of Taiwan’s biotechnology industry, was held Monday in Taipei.

The “central office” is situated at the Zhunan branch of the National Health Research Institute (NHRI) and is headed by NHRI Vice President Sytwu Huey-kang.

MOHW Vice Minister Shih Chung-liang (石崇良, third left)

It is also responsible for establishing cooperation with biobanks, enacting standard operating procedures for biological samples, and collecting data from various biobanks and related medical information.

The office also provides a one-stop window for access to related data, according to Sytwu.

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