The National GenBank with headquarters in Shenzhen will eventually integrate other regional centers already established in China. Suzhou Biological Sample Bank (National Bank of Suzhou Library), formerly known as Suzhou City Serum (Gene) Library, was a project of Suzhou Municipal Government started in 2010; its design stems from a 2004 China-Britain chronic disease prospective study. As of November 30, 2017, a total of 145,742 samples were stored in the library, including 2005 whole-blood samples of severe pneumonia.

China Bio news release, December 26, 2017