Biobank is the place where they are collected and stored biological materials (serum, body fluids, frozen cells, DNA and mRNA samples) from donors. It has a place to store up to 170,000 samples in freezers low temperature (-800C) and up to 9,500 samples stored in liquid nitrogen (-1960C) or liquid nitrogen vapors. Biobank HARC is monitored 24/7.
The main idea of Biobank is to collect the largest possible pool of material biological, which in the future will be able to be used by all academic staff of the Medical University conducted by them (e.g. civilization diseases, aging, diseases allergic, autoimmune and other grounds). The greater the amount the biological material accumulated in Biobank, the better the quality conducted scientific research. For storage of donor information and the registration of each incoming and outgoing sample used is a special BIMS computer system. Biobank is available to all HARC partners, and in the future will be available to other scientific employees of the Medical University of Lodz.
Biobank HARC has a unique sample storage system.
Biobank HARC is also equipped with:
Biobank HARC also introduced assurance procedures protection of privacy of sample donors. Based on the OECD guidelines on Human Biobanks and Genetic Research Databases and ISBER guidelines (International Society of Biological and Environmental Collections, 2012) and in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (29.08.1997, Dz. Of Laws No. 133, item 883) all information provided by the donor biological material are protected, coded, and research workers they do not have access to the donor’s real identity.
Biobank HARC is monitored 24 hours a day.
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