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A step-by-step approach for Biobanks to reach the minimal level of requirements

SBP labelized Biobanks gain in quality and visibility in the NExT tool

Integrating the critical success factors of a Biobank

To support biobanks in the development of their Governance and Quality strategies, Swiss Biobanking Platform has developed the biobank SQAN, the Biobank Solution for Quality Assessment and Normalization, an innovative web-based solution including the essential biobanking key components successful Biobanks have to integrate.

The SBP labels

A compliance review allows SBP to propose customized supports and recommendations to Biobanks according to the needs that are identified, ending up with different labels


Vita Label

Compliance with law and ethical standards


Norma Label

Standardization of the multiple biobanking processes and equipment management


Optima Label

Optimization of the overall biobanking management system  of quality assurance measures

Which label do I need?

How to obtain a label?

Biobank SQAN registration

The SQAN is open to Swiss public organizations

Evaluating and monitoring Biobanks’ practices

Preparing Biobanks to the ISO standards on biobanking 20387:2018

Harmonizing practices to increase quality

Participating to Biobanks’ education on governance and quality

Promoting Biobanks’ visibility through SBP and BBMRI directories


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