Biobanking: Potential Applications and Ethical Concerns – Abstract

Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Akbar et al., 2022. Volume 24(1&2): 25-38

Open Access – Review Article

Biobanking: A Magic Tool in Progressing World, Potential Applications and Ethical Concerns

Ghulam Akbar1*, Mohsin Raza1, Muhammad Anjum Zia1, Ali Ahmad2

1Department of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan
2Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan

Abstract: Biobanking is a highly developed system that has programmed storage of living materials and related information. Biobanks play a developing role in modern research projects. These units fulfill all the requirements which are associated with the research, especially in the medicinal field. Biobanking is a basic source in separating the relationship between genetic history and ecological elements of the natural course. Traditional oncological study is highly dependent on several biological samples having good standard data. In the past two decades, most biobanks have been established to facilitate research advancements in medicines like embryonic or stem cell banks and sample quality is also very significant. In this paper, we reviewed the medical importance of biobanking and some moral and legal concerns that are associated with biobanks. The aim of this article is to produce awareness in the public towards biobanking.

Keywords: Biobank, biomaterials, applications, biospecimens     

*Corresponding author: Ghulam Akbar, email:

Cite this article as Akbar G., M. Raza, M.A. Zia, A. Ahmad. 2022. Biobanking: A magic tool in progressing world, potential applications and ethical concerns. Journal of Environmental & Agricultural Sciences. 24(1&2): 25-38.

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