Australasian Biospecimen Network Association


ABNA is committed to providing an opportunity for individuals who have an interest in tissue banking and biorepositories to share information and experience.


ABNA supports and promotes best practice biobanking in Australasia.





Supporting new and emerging biobanks through protocol sharing and

collegiate support.




Promoting biobanks throughout Australia and New Zealand to ensure

high quality biospecimens are provided to support high quality





Networking co-operatively and collaboratively with funding bodies

and regulators to promote the interests of biobanking.

ABNA is an affiliated member of ISBER.



ABNA serves the biobanking community, research community and

the general public and is managed by a committee structure elected

by the membership.

ABNA Committees


The ABNA is a voluntary organisation that relies on the unpaid hours of committee and sub-committee members to provide resources and networking opportunities to the biobanking community. Become a member and join the community to ensure that we can continue to provide these opportunities.

To become an ABNA member, click HERE.


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Please join our Annual General Meeting at ABNA 2022 Perth (all welcome) to hear more about what we have done, and our plans for the future!