Biostór Ireland

Biostór Ireland is an independent Tissue Establishment, licensed for the storage and distribution of human tissues and cells for human application by the Irish Medicines Board under the EU Tissues & Cells Directives throughout the 27 countries of the EU.

Biostór Ireland (BIOS) stores bone marrow, peripheral stem cells and donor lymphocytes for Ireland’s national transplant centre. The company also stores and transports clinical trial samples, human reproductive cells, master cell banks and working cell banks under validated cold-chain distribution processes. BIOS is audited and approved by several multinational pharmaceutical companies for GMP compliance.

BIOS is a leading expert in the establishment of ISO Quality Systems that comply with the Tissues & Cells Directives (2004/23/EC, 2006/16/EC and 2006/86/EC) that set standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells. BIOS design, install, commission and validate all critical equipment and install and qualify the repository’s inventory management and temperature monitoring systems. BIOS specialises in the transport and distribution of human tissue and cells worldwide.

Licencing & Certifications: 

EU licensed Tissue Establishment

IAA/IATA ‘Known Consignor’ for X-ray free carriage 

EU-Certified for Import & Storage of Animal By-Products (ABP) for Research

Approved for Storage of GMO

Cites Approved

Successful BIOS projects include:

Eurocord-ed, a vocational training programme focussed on transplant centres and Cord Blood Technology. 

KHCCBIO, a cooperation project with the King Hussein Cancer Centre in Jordan and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland to build an ISO-accreditable Lung Cancer Bio-bank for the people of Jordan and surrounding countries.

  • Peadar MacGabhann is managing director of Biostór Ireland. He has an M.Sc. in Industrial Microbiology from the National University of Ireland and carried out research at the Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, ETH Switzerland and Kyoto University, Japan.BIOS stores bone marrow, peripheral stem cells and donor lymphocytes for Ireland’s national transplant centre. The company also stores and transports human reproductive cells, clinical trial samples, master cell banks and working cell banks under validated cold-chain distribution processes. BIOS has been audited and approved by several multinational pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Merck, Allergen) for GMP compliance.