IZSLER Biobanking of Veterinary Resources


Maria Beatrice Boniotti
The Biobank of Veterinary Resources (BVR), located at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), has the mission to collect biological resources mainly resulting from routinely diagnostic procedures and research. The collected resources, stored after being submitted to careful identity and purity controls, are available to public and private institutions. The collection consists of several types of biological samples such as cell culture, pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parassites), histological material and microorganism genomic sequences, etc. Biological resources from third parties can be stored at BVR facilities as safe deposit, open deposit and patent deposit according to Budapest treaty. The Biobank is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025. Furthermore, BVR has been recognized as an Office Internationale Epizooties (OIE) Collaborating Centre.