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dc.contributor.authorStephens, N-
dc.contributor.authorDimond, R-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T13:58:52Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-
dc.date.available2016-04-18T13:58:52Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationLife Sciences, Society and Policy, 11:14, (2015)en_US
dc.identifier.issn2195-7819-
dc.identifier.urihttp://lsspjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40504-015-0032-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/12517-
dc.description.abstractUnanticipated situations can arise in biobanking. This paper empirically documents unexpected situations at the anonymous biobank ‘Xbank’. Firstly, Xbank received an unexpected and significant quantity of tissue from the historical archive of a hospital network. Secondly, Xbank had its funding withdrawn before the designated end date for the grant, meaning the bank needed to either re-house or destroy its holdings. This paper articulates and uses the theoretical frameworks of bio-objectification and tissue economies to analyse the experiences of Xbank and draw out further implications of the potential precariousness of biobanking practice. The case study allows an inspection of how the value of tissue is configured and reconfigured as institutional contexts shift. We introduce the notion of momentariness as a way of grappling with the related temporariness and perpetualness of biobanking practice in both a theoretical and practical policy context.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This work is part of the research program of the ESRC Genomic Network at Cesagen (ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics RES-145-28-0003).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing Ltden_US
dc.subjectBiobankingen_US
dc.subjectBio-objectificationen_US
dc.subjectBio-objectsen_US
dc.subjectValueen_US
dc.subjectWasteen_US
dc.subjectClosureen_US
dc.subjectMomentarinessen_US
dc.titleUnexpected tissue and the biobank that closed: An exploration of value and the momentariness of bio-objectification processesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40504-015-0032-0-
dc.relation.isPartOfLife Sciences, Society and Policy-
pubs.issue1-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.volume11-
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