Legal Aspects of Biobanking as Key Issues for Personalized Medicine & Translational Exploitation

Personalized Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 5, Pages 497-508

16 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2014 Last revised: 31 Dec 2014

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Timo Minssen

University of Copenhagen - Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) - Faculty of Law

Jens Schovsbo

Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR)

Date Written: January 16, 2014

Abstract

This perspective-article provides an overview on selected legal aspects of biobanking. It discusses these issues with a focus on public biobanks in a university setting and the specific challenges posed by personalized medicine (PM). We conclude that any decisions as to the design of the regulatory environment should follow a process that takes account of the values, hopes and concerns of all stakeholders involved. In particular, we stress the importance of a careful planning of consent obligations combining traditional legal methods with an adequate institutional set up. In order to enhance the translational exploitation of biobanks, we further emphasize the pressing need to carefully consider a great variety of strategies and policy choices relating to intellectual property rights (IPRs). .

Keywords: biobanks, law & ethics, intellectual property, informed consent, personalized medicine, open innovation, translational medicine

Suggested Citation

Minssen, Timo and Schovsbo, Jens, Legal Aspects of Biobanking as Key Issues for Personalized Medicine & Translational Exploitation (January 16, 2014). Personalized Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 5, Pages 497-508 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2380224 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2380224

Timo Minssen (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Jens Schovsbo

Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) ( email )

University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixens Plads 16
Copenhagen, 2300
Denmark

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