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24thNov 2016
Biobank Ireland are delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Eir Spider award. Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are the longest standing and most prestigious internet... Read more
24thNov 2016
After months of planning, training and pavement pounding our Biobank team ran Dublin City Marathon, raising an incredible €11,000 for Biobank Ireland. While most of us were enjoying a lazy Bank Holiday Sunday, our team of 12 walked and ran a challenging 26 miles,... Read more
22ndApr 2016

Will Mullin has raised over €17k for Biobank Ireland completing Marathon Des Sables, one of the world’s toughest challenges – the Marathon des Sables (a 257km run– five and a half marathons over six days), which the Discovery Channel has dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ commenced on April 10th, this year... Read more

20thApr 2016
Take on the Dublin Marathon in support of Biobank Ireland and join the race against cancer. We are looking for keen individuals, be it a beginner runner or an athlete to come together and train under the guidance of Will Mullin and form a team to take on the Dublin Marathon in aid of Biobank Ireland next October. Will Mullin has ran over 40 marathons, among... Read more
29thMar 2016
Irish businessman Will Mullin takes on one of the world’s toughest challenges – the Marathon des Sables (a 257km run– five and a half marathons over six days), which the Discovery Channel has dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on earth’. Starting on April 10th, this year is also the longest in the race’s 31 year history. The 35-year-old... Read more
07thMar 2016
Save the date – on April 2nd Will Mullin will host a BioBank MDS fundraiser before he sets off on his most gruelling challenge yet. Will is competing in Marathon Des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth - a gruelling 257km six marathon, six-day challenge in 30 - 50-degree heat in the Sahara Desert with his clothes, food and sleeping gear on his... Read more
11thJan 2016

Biobank Ireland announced on Jan 7th at the BBMRI / Insight conference in University College Cork that we would donate a grant to support a part-time biobank scientist for their biobank, which is part of the cancer biobank network. This will enable them to finally start biobanking and leverage further support.

04thNov 2015
* Minister Varadkar was asked by Finian McGrath TD if he will support Biobank Trust Ireland (sic) in 2015-2016 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. REPLY I acknowledge the benefits that would accrue from a national biobanking infrastructure. In 2012 the Health Research Group adopted a National Plan for Biobanking. An action... Read more
15thOct 2015
The web portal will be a catalogue of samples available for approved academic and industry researchers. The portal will provide restricted data only with no identifying patient details. This meeting on 15th October 2015 had representatives of Biobank Ireland, our portal developer partner SuprTecBox, and 2 biopharma companies in attendance. It provided practical... Read more