Bimetra Biobank is the central high quality biorepository of University Hospital Ghent in collaboration with Ghent University (Belgium). Fully operational since 2015 in a new state-of-the-art biobank facility, Bimetra Biobank acts as a core facility for researchers and third parties looking for high-quality annotated clinical biospecimens.
Bimetra Biobank stores about 120,000 clinical samples, both historical collections and prospective collections (disease-based collections, population-based collections and basic research collections) within well-defined and ethically approved research projects. Through a clear governance structure compliant with applicable laws, collections are operationally managed by Bimetra biobank personnel and samples releases are coordinated through collection-specific coordinators and advisory boards. Biobank collections are open for collaborations with the international scientific community.
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