A biobank is defined as a facility for the collection, preservation, storage and supply of biological samples and associated data, which follows standardized operating procedures and provides material for scientific and clinical use. The field of biobanking has changed tremendously over the past thirty years; now there are thousands of biobanks in the United States and around the world that provide biospecimen resources to researchers in academic and private sectors.
How does the biobanking process work? This video, produced by the Park Media Lab, and made possible by a 2017 pilot grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance, explains how biobanks work.
Cornell Veterinary Biobank
The first accredited biobank that serves the research community by accelerating biomedical research to improve animal and human health.
Contact: Dr. Marta Castelhano; [email protected]
Flint Animal Cancer Center Tumor Biorepository at Colorado State University
The tumor biorepository program at the FACC collects and stores blood and tissue samples (tumor and normal) from canine and feline patients with spontaneously arising cancer.
Contact: Dr. Susan Lana; [email protected]
Texas A&M University Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences Biobank
Education, patient care, and scholarship. Each of these activities is intended to improve the quality of life for companion animals and their owners.
Contact: Dr. Jonathan Levine; [email protected]
Canine Genetics Biorepository at University of California - Davis
The Canine Genetics Biorepository (Bannasch Laboratory) studies inherited diseases in dogs.
Contact: Dr. Danika Bannasch; [email protected]
University of Missouri Canine Degenerative Myelopathy Biorepository
The goal of this biorepository is to share information with ALS and DM researchers to aid in the study of pathogenesis and finding effective treatments for these diseases. Biosamples collected include: plasma, serum, tissues (frozen and formalin-fixed), and cerebrospinal fluid.
Contact: Dr. Joan R. Coates; [email protected]
Veterinary biobank is first accredited under new global standard
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Veterinary and Human Biobanking Practices: Enhancing Molecular Sample Integrity.
Hostetter, et al. Vet Path 2014
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