Kemia-Kemi Vol. 34 (2007) 5

Kimmo Pitkänen and
Saara Hassinen

Introduction

Popular approval for what biobanks can offer, together with the extensive know-how in the field that exists in the research community, point to a positive future for these resources in Finland. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has started work on drawing up legislation to regulate the sector, in partnership with researchers, holders of sample collections, and those who want access to them—to ensure that the best use is made of this information and that safety, confidentiality, and transparency are maintained at all times.

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