This document specifies requirements for collection, reception, preparation, preservation, transport, storage, distribution, destruction and disposal of biological materials obtained from animals, excluding humans. Such resources include solid tissues, fluid samples and associated cells, excretory products, and associated data.
This document applies to biological material or associated data or both that can be used for research and development and to biomolecules derived from the biological material, for example, nucleic acids, proteins, and metabolites.
This document is applicable to all organizations performing biobanking for research and development.
This document does not apply to biological material intended for food or feed production, laboratories undertaking analysis for food or feed production, or therapeutic use or multiple of these.
This document does not apply to the establishment of cell lines derived from animal biological material.
NOTE International, national or regional regulations or requirements or multiple of these can also apply to specific topics covered in this document.

General information

  • Status :  Under development
    Publication date : 2021-12
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 276
  • 07.080
    Biology. Botany. Zoology

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