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The First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague

Bank of Biological Material

The Bank of Biological Material as a division of the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University (BBM CUNI) was established in September 2011 and involved in the large research infrastructure -, which is integrated into the BBMRI-ERIC pan-European biobank network.

The BBM CUNI's mission is to provide samples of healthy and pathological tissues for medical and biomedical research. This is carried out by collecting, processing, storing and distributing of biological samples. Relevant information for the future use of samples for research is recorded and stored in the biobank database with the appropriate privacy protection of the donors.

The obtained samples and associated medical data are used in basic and applied research on various types of diseases, primarily cancer, but also cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and rare diseases.

BBM CUNI's activities are supported by various Czech and European projects, the biobank is certified based on ISO 9001:2016.

Web of Biobank

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Chairman of BBM Board

Tomáš Zima

+420 224 962 841

Biobank Coordinator

 Kateřina Jirsová

+420 224 968 006

We provide samples from cancer patients and control blood samples.

In our collections are available samples of these material types: tissue, blood, serum, plasma, DNA, urine.

Services for external entities: providing samples for science, research and teaching purposes; ensuring collection, preparation and storage of samples; storage of samples

Details about provided samples and materials are listed in the worlwide biggest catalogue, BBMRI-ERIC Directory.

Sample Collections

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