Networks

Cell&Co has forged links with companies in the sector to promote its expertise and create a dynamic network of partners involved in biospecimen storage and management. We belong to the following networks:

  • ISBER: International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
  • ESBB: European Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking
  • BIOBANQUES: French infrastructure for biomedical research
  • 3C-R Network: a network of French specialists in biospecimen management
  • AFSSI: French association of service and innovation companies in the field of life sciences
  • AFCROs: National association which federates and represents clinical trial professionals in France
  • GIMRA: Group of Pharmaceutical Companies of the Auvergne region

Our involvement in these networks enables us to keep track of new technology and monitor developments in the sector, while also benefiting from the expertise and advice of other members, training, and partnership opportunities. Cell&Co also closely follows developments of networks such as the BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) and the FCRIN (French Clinical Research Infrastructure Network).

In addition to these activities, Cell&Co has forged links with competent partners that are respected in their field, enabling us to ensure a high-quality service for our clients.

Partners

Gen-Bio is an ISO 15189 certified medical laboratory group with more than 20 patient reception sites, a staff of over 350 and a fully automated technical platform. Its medical testing capabilities include routine and specialist biochemistry, haematological cytology, haemostasis, bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, autoimmunity, serology, and prenatal and constitutional cytogenetics. Located near Cell&Co, Gen-bio is our key partner for automated processing of biological samples (DNA/RNA extraction, serum, plasma, PBMCs, etc.) and clinical sample testing.

Qualilab is a recognized expert in quality assurance for the pharmaceutical industry. It is currently assisting us to develop our quality assurance system, to validate our software and implement the relevant quality standards, primarily GxP (GLP, GMP, GDP, etc.), NF S 96-900 and ISO 9001.

We have chosen to store the biological samples entrusted to us in Panasonic storage equipment, which offers impeccable temperature stability and unrivalled long-term reliability, and is respected and used extensively throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, the optimized power consumption of these products makes them the ideal solution for our eco-biobank.

The company IBO hosts our applications and associated data. Their green approach and their certification for hosting health data make them a key partner. Together we have devised the most appropriate and secure IT solution for our activities.

Cryopal, founded in 1968 and part of the Air Liquide group, offers comprehensive solutions geared to the needs of cryogenic environment users by designing and manufacturing products and developing innovative services in the fields of biobanking, animal insemination, oxygen therapy, dermatology, helium applications, and industry. Its mastery and knowledge of the field have positioned it as a leader in today’s global cryostorage and oxygen therapy market, with clients in 99 countries. Among the innovative services it offers, its subsidiary Cryopal Biobanque Solutions specializes in secure nitrogen storage of samples. The expertise Cryopal Biobanque Solutions has developed over the past 50 years is what makes it a key partner for Cell&Co, enabling us to guarantee that our clients receive optimum cryogenic storage services.

Precision for Medicine delivers specialized strategic services and supports the application of biomarkers to help life science organizations develop and commercialize targeted therapies that can change patient outcomes. Precision for Medicine is Cell&Co preferred partner for its activities taking place in North America, notably biospecimen processing, storage, and, analysis services performed under strict standard operating procedures to ensure consistency of biospecimen collections.

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