European Union Seventh Framework Programme, EFPIA
MI Researcher(s): Shawn Harmon, Carol George

EBiSC is designed to address the increasing demand by researchers for quality-controlled, disease- relevant research grade induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines, data, and cell services. Its goal is to demonstrate an operational banking and distribution service of iPSC lines after three years, and to subsequently establish for Europe a centralised, not-for-profit bank providing all qualified users with access to scalable, cost-efficient and customised products. MI is providing essential legal, ethical, and operational support while developing a research governance framework that reflects emerging ideas of responsible research and innovation.