First class Biobank for the Biomedical Research Centre
A new Biobank has been set up as part of the Biomedical
Research Centre to store samples of human tissue, blood and body
fluids from consenting patients at the Trust, along with their
anonymised clinical data.
The Biobank has been established to supply samples for ethical
biomedical research within universities, NHS Trusts and private
industry. The Biobank is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority,
has approval from the National Research Ethics Service to operate
as a Research Tissue Bank and is housed in a secure dedicated
facility at CMFT.
Biomedical research plays a vital role in understanding the
origin of human diseases. The underlying processes involved in
disease can be found by studying changes at the molecular and
cellular level in human biomaterials. This in turn increases the
likelihood of effective new medicines being developed. High-quality
samples for the Biobank are supplied by a network of clinicians,
surgeons and pathologists. All patient donations are given with
informed consent and all areas of operation are governed by strict
standard operating procedures.
An official opening of the Biobank will take place over the
coming months and a seminar to launch the Biobank to private
industry will be held on 4th February 2010. For more information or
if you have any queries please contact the Biobank Manager, Dr Jay
Brown on 0161 9011890 or email Jay.Brown@cmft.nhs.uk.