At the Danish National Biobank (DNB) we're working to meet the requirements for accreditation before the end of 2020
Accreditation is an acknowledgement of the competencies and impartiality of a state institution in order to advance trust in services and products from the company. In Denmark companies are controlled and checked by DANAK.
At DNB we have chosen to work according to a brand new standard specifically targeting biobanks (ISO/DIS 20387). This standard specifies requirements for competent, impartial and stable operation of a biobank (including quality control) to ensure biological material and associated data of a high quality.
We're working dilligently to establish a quality management system and outline standardised operating procedures to ensure the quality of all DNB products and services. We have an extensive task ahead of us involving all employees at DNB.
Based on the ISO/DIS 20387 standard we continuously optimise our processes and products. This enables us to have biological materials at the disposal of researchers while at the same time meeting the requirements for sample quality, necessary documentation, and authorisations.
We're very pleased to answer your questions and share our experience regarding quality assurance, accreditation or process optimisation.