bio·​bank -ˈbaŋk How to pronounce biobank (audio)
: a storage place for biological samples (such as human tissue, blood, or DNA) that may be used especially for future medical research
Folks at the National Cancer Institute are launching an effort to establish the U.S.'s first national biobank: a safe house for tissue samples, tumor cells, DNA and blood, which would be used for research into new treatments for diseases.Time

called also biorepository


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“Biobank.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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