Open Journal of Bioresources

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List of Papers (Total 31)

The Quebec Respiratory Health Network Biobank

The Quebec Respiratory Health Network (RHN) Biobank is a multi-site infrastructure located in the province of Quebec (Canada) to collect, store, and supply high-quality human biological specimens for research on respiratory diseases. The sample types are diverse (plasma, serum, buffy coat, primary lung cells, lung parenchyma, bronchial biopsies, polyps, others), disease-oriented...

The Wales Cancer Bank (WCB)

The Wales Cancer Bank (WCB) was established in 2004 and consents patients in Wales, UK with a known or suspected cancer diagnosis to donate biosamples for future research. The resource is open access to all researchers working in cancer research, regardless of geographic location or employment sector. To December 2017, just over 13,500 patients have donated samples across a...

Dutch Parelsnoer Institute-Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Study: A Large Multicenter Clinical Biobank with Standardized Collection and Storage

The Dutch Parelsnoer Institute-Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) Study is part of the Parelsnoer Institute (PSI), initiated in 2007 by the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU). PSI is a cooperation of all eight Dutch University Medical Centers (UMCs) and aims at building large prospectively collected datasets with uniformly and standardized storage of...

Hospital-integrated Biobanking as a Service – The Interdisciplinary Bank of Biomaterials and Data Wuerzburg (ibdw)

The ibdw was established in 2011 as one of 5 centralised national biobanks in Germany within the framework of the governmental funding program “Nationale Biobank-Initiative”. The ibdw is a joint core facility of both, the University Hospital and the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg and acts as a faculty-wide service provider of human biological material for medical...

Bimetra Biobank: A High Quality Biobank Facility to Stimulate Translational Biomedical Research

Bimetra Biobank is the central high quality biorepository of University Hospital Ghent in collaboration with Ghent University (Belgium). Fully operational since 2015 in a new state-of-the-art biobank facility, Bimetra Biobank acts as a core facility for researchers and third parties looking for high-quality annotated clinical biospecimens. Bimetra Biobank stores about 120.000...

Amniotic Fluid Cells Biobank for Research on Fetal Mesenchymal Stem Cells

The research biobank “Anna Maria Ferraro Cutino” AOR-villa Sofia-Cervello, started in 2010 by a grant of the Sicilian Department of Health. Within the biobank are collected, characterized, stored and distributed amniotic fluids (AF) from amniocentesis performed for maternal age. Patients choose to donate to the biobank the first 3 ml of AF that cannot be used for prenatal...

The Radboud Biobank: A Central Facility for Disease-Based Biobanks to Optimise Use and Distribution of Biomaterial for Scientific Research in the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen

The Radboud Biobank offers disease-based biobanks a centralized facility to optimize the use and distribution of biomaterial for scientific research. Notably, two population biobanks are also included in this collection. All collections are professionally and sustainably maintained using high-quality and secure standardized protocols for ICT, legal-ethical aspects, sample...

The Tumour Bank at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead: An Australian Paediatric Cancer Biorepository

The Tumor Bank at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead was established in 1998 with the purpose of facilitating research into childhood malignancy through the active provision of well annotated, ethically collected tissue samples and providing a pathway for the Children Hospital at Westmead to engage in leading research initiatives, supporting international investigations and...

Tumorbank@uza: A Collection of Tissue, Fluid Samples and Associated Data of Oncology Patients for the Use in Translational Research

Tumorbank@UZA is an academic hospital integrated biobank that collects tissue, blood and urine samples from oncology patients. We work according to a quality management system and have established SOPs for all work procedures in the biobank. Tumorbank@UZA is funded by the National Cancer Plan, an initiative from the Belgian government since 2009. Samples from our biobank are...

The Brisbane Breast Bank

The Brisbane Breast Bank (BBB) was established in 2005 with a view to collecting surplus tissue from every breast surgery patient at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. This not-for-profit biobank provides resources on a collaborative basis, supporting local, national and international studies. The resource prides itself on its comprehensive clinico-pathology sample...

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre: The UK’s Centre for facilitating the Usage of Human Samples for Medical Research

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre was established to improve access to and utilisation of UK human tissue samples for medical research. The key output of the Centre is the creation of the UK’s first pan-disease Tissue Directory (https://directory.biobankinguk.org/). Any researcher can search the Directory based on a series of simple key words including disease...

EGEA Collection: A Biobank Devoted to Asthma and Asthma-related Phenotypes

The Epidemiological study on the Genetics and Environment of Asthma (EGEA) is a 20-year cohort including cases with asthma (n = 388), their first degree relatives (n = 1244) and population-based controls (n = 415) recruited in the early 90’s from five French cities. Participants were extensively characterized regarding environment and respiratory health, and a specific effort was...

The UK ME/CFS Biobank for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Multiple Sclerosis

The UK ME/CFS Biobank was launched in August 2011 following extensive consultation with professionals and patient representatives. The bioresource aims to enhance research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), related to pathophysiology, biomarkers and therapeutic approaches. The cohort includes 18–60 year olds, encompassing 284 clinically-confirmed ME...

The Parelsnoer Institute: A National Network of Standardized Clinical Biobanks in the Netherlands

The Parelsnoer Institute (PSI) is a collaborative biobanking project of all eight University Medical Centers in the Netherlands which was launched in 2007. Basically, PSI consists of three dimensions: participating institutions, disease entities and a central organization. An executive board for operational management instigates collective strategic and tactic policies and a...

SDN Biobank: Bioresource of Human Samples Associated with Functional and/or Morphological Bioimaging Results for the Study of Oncological, Cardiological, Neurological, and Metabolic Diseases

SDN Biobank is a not-for-profit service unit. Initially, it was established by the IRCCS SDN in 2012 as a collection of serum and plasma samples from patients who underwent advanced bioimaging exams, such as those performed with Positron Emission Tomography with integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PET/MRI). In July 2015, SDN Biobank was approved by the local ethics committee...

Biobank of Cells, Tissues and DNA from Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases: An Indispensable link between Clinical Centers and the Scientific Community

The Biobank was established in 1986 as part of the routine diagnostic activity of the Division of Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuroimmunology, of the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute. It stores muscle tissue, cells and DNA from patients with neuromuscular diseases.The biobank provides samples as a service to the scientific community conducting research on neuromuscular disorders...

Biobank Lodz – DNA Based Biobank at the University of Lodz, Poland

The Biorepository in Department of Molecular Biophysics of the University of Lodz was established in 2010 as an internal bioresource to collect and store Polish population-based biospecimens. In 2014 biorepository started to act as Biobank Lab of University of Lodz (BLUL/Biobank Lodz). The Biobank Lodz joined the BBMRI_PL (consortium of Polish biobanks) in 2014 and in 2016 BLUL...

The Prostate Cancer Research Consortium Bioresource (Ireland)

The Prostate Cancer Research Consortium (PCRC) is a co-ordinated group of researchers and clinicians from universities and hospitals in Ireland whose aim is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer by engaging in biomarker discovery and validation research. The PCRC has established a prostate cancer bioresource that collects biological samples and comprehensive...

Biobank Graz: The Hub for Innovative Biomedical Research

Biobank Graz was established in 2007 as publicly funded, non-profit central research facility of Medical University of Graz, Austria. Biobank Graz is ISO 9001:2008 certified and stores about 7.5 million samples and their associated data, including formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) and fresh frozen tissues plus fluid samples (serum, plasma, full blood, urine and...

The SEARCHBreast Portal: A Virtual Bioresource to Facilitate the Sharing of Surplus Animal Materials Derived from Breast Cancer Studies

The SEARCHBreast portal (https://searchbreast.org/) provides access to a virtual bioresource enabling researchers to access and share material derived from breast cancer related animal studies on a collaborative basis. By registering as members of SEARCHBreast, researchers can browse the SEARCHBreast platform for relevant tissue and models, and request access to these to help...

Biobank of Psychiatric Diseases Mannheim – BioPsy

High quality biomaterial from patients and controls is a core prerequisite for research into the biological causes of mental disorder. BioPsy is the biobank of the Department of Genetic Epidemiology in Psychiatry at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, and one of the largest psychiatric disorder biobanks worldwide. Here, ongoing collection is in progress...

Galliera Genetic Bank: A DNA and Cell Line Biobank from Patients Affected by Genetic Diseases

The Galliera Genetic Bank is part of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Galliera Hospital in Genoa and has collected samples from patients affected by genetic diseases since 1983. Presently, it stores 10,259 biospecimens and associated data from about 200 genetic disorders. The most representative disorders are chromosome disorders (Down s., Ring chromosome 14 s., Cri du chat s...

The Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT) Biobank

The CONCERT Biobank was established as an open-access, multiple collection site biorepository designed to collect, process, store, retrieve and disseminate biological samples and health information for research projects following informed consent from participants diagnosed with cancer. Informed consent is obtained prior to surgery by either the nursing, medical or biobank staff...

Interlab Cell Line Collection: Bioresource of Established Human and Animal Cell Lines

The Interlab Cell Line Collection (ICLC) was established in 1994 as a core facility of the National Institute of Cancer Research. It supplies: human and animal cell lines; Short Tandem Repeat (STR) profiling of human cell lines; quality control service; mycoplasma detection and eradication service; safe deposit service and patent deposit service of cell lines and hybridomas. The...

Genomic and Genetic Disorders Biobank

The Genomic and Genetic Disorders Biobank (GGDB, formerly Genomic Disorders Biobank) was established in 2006 as an internal bioresource supported by own database, to collect and store biospecimens from genomic-disorder (e.g. microdeletion and duplication syndromes) affected individuals. Since 2009 the Bioresource has joined the Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks and has...