The International Stem Cell Banking Initiative
The International Stem Cell Banking Initiative (ISCBI)
The ISCBI was initiated in 2007 with funding from the International Stem Cell Forum to create a global network of stem cell banks, both by coordinating existing pluripotent stem cell banks and also supporting those who are setting up new stem cell resource centres. Its focus is to bring together expertise in stem cell research and banking to agree common standards of operation from cell donor governance to shipment and delivery of stem cell lines both for research and clinical application. It works to ensure wide dissemination of these standards and promotes high quality training in the stem cell field. In 2016 it was established as a not for profit company to deliver these goals to the benefit of the international stem cell and regenerative medicine communities.