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.
The first accredited biobank that serves the research community by accelerating biomedical research to improve animal and human health.
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.
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.
The Canine Genetics Biorepository (Bannasch Laboratory) studies inherited diseases in dogs.
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.