BBMRI.cz is a Czech National Node of European biobank infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC and it has been founded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The aims of Czech BBMRI infrastructure is to operate a network of medical research biobanks that preserve biological samples from cancer patients in a long-term manner under secured, standardized and accredited conditions – unless done, such material will be permanently lost for future biological and medical research.
In 2000, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute (MMCI) formally instituted a biobanking unit spanning its two departments, the Department of Pathology and Department of Experimental and Clinical Biochemistry, and started to support it with institutional funding. This activity was complemented by the hospital-integrated IT bank of biological material (BBM) module linking clinical and laboratory data to biobanking aliquots in 2004. Since 2010 was at MMCI initiated a project called “Bank of Clinical Specimens focused on cancer" (BBMRI.cz).
“I am proud to be part of BBMRI-CZ, one of the most successful Czech large research infrastructures, providing ever-expanding high quality services to researchers at both national and international level.”Roman Hrstka
“I am glad to participate on facilitation and mediation BBMRI.cz among scientists and can be part of medical research.”Eva Růčková
CONCEPT OF BBMRI.cz
Aims of this infrastructure are to operate a network of medical research biobanks that preserve biological samples from healty persons as well as from cancer patients in a long-term manner under secured, standardized and accredited conditions.
We are focused on meaningful translational research usable for the benefit of the community plus meaningful, high-quality and reproducible basic research to come up with concepts testable in “translational and clinical” research area.