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UK tissue banks store most types of human tissue in cryogenic freezers at ultra low temperatures (at less than - 130'C) in vapour phase of liquid nitrogen.
Tissue bank technicians working in ultra clean rooms processing human tissue for transplantation.
Ovarian tissue is currently stored in the UK for research use only, but soon may be used for transplantation into females who have suffered with cancer.
There is 1 skin bank in the UK. Skin tissue is transplanted to treat patients with burns injuries.
Tissue bank technicians have to wear full body suits and use very strict aseptic technique and procedures when processing human tissue.
Achilles and Patella tendons are banked and transplanted in the UK. They are usually used to treat patients with sports injuries.
cornea in organ culture media
cornea in organ culture media
Matthew had a heart valve transplant when he was 9 days old.
BATB Annual Scientific Meeting 2008 Edinburgh dinner
BATB members at 2011 ASM Leicester
AGM at 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Leicester
BATB members at lunchtime with sponsors at ASM 2011 Leicester
BATB members at ASM Belfast
BATB ASM Belfast 2010 Quality workshop
BATB President Dr Joan Power & others enjoying ASM Belfast dinner 2010
BATB President Dr Joan Power & others at ASM Belfast 2010 dinner
BATB members at Space Centre at ASM Leicester 2011
Past BATB President Dr Charlie Hunt presenting Dr James Foreman with BATB Honorary Member Award at BATB ASM 2011
Mr Donald Ross receiving his BATB Honorary Members Award at a Cardiovascular Special Interest Group Meeting
BATB members and friends on the Ghost Tour around Oxford during the BATB ASM 2012
BATB members and friends enjoing the entertainment 'Out of the Blue' at the BATB 2012 ASM Gala Dinner at Exeter College, University of Oxford
BATB members at ASM Oxford in Exeter College chapel
BATB members at lunch during ASM 2012 at Worcester College, University of Oxford
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The 2013 ASM will be held Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th May 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Royal Scots Club.
THE MEETING IS NOW STARTING - PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - PLEASE NOW BOOK ON ARRIVAL!
The draft Scientific Program is now complete and this has incorporated the return of the very popular Training Day. Abstract application forms can already be downloaded from links below:-
NEW draft Scientific Program 2013 BATB Annual Scientific Meeting Edinburgh
Flyer for BATB ASM 2013 Edinburgh
Please book early for to get the best value accomodation in the vacinity of the ASM venue, some recommended hotels are listed below :-
proposed Hotels for ASM delegates
Or contact www.visitscotland.com
~~ please click here for brief introduction and then go to -> Professional Development -> Training Page for details of new TCM University of Barcelona training course for Tissue bankers ~~
ASM 2012 Oxford
For the first time, BATB has published the videos of speakers presentations made at 2012 Oxford ASM on this website. BATB MEMBERS who have registered on the website are now able to access them by going to BATB ASM meetings, BATB ASM 2012. Additional Powerpoint presentations are now also be avaliable - have a look!
Please logon / Register to see our Photo Gallery of members enjoying BATB Annual Scientific meeting 2012 in Oxford, 2011 which was held in Leicester, 2010 BATB meeting in Belfast, BATB members at the EATB/World Congress in Barcelona November 2011 and BATB members at EATB/BATB meeting in Edinburgh 2008.
We have a new section on the members area of the website where we have adverts for jobs related to tissue banking. Please log in & check out the Members page to have a look.
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