Cardiovascular Tissue Registry, Canada

Certification Status: Documents Required
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Cardiovascular Tissue Registry at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation was established over 30 years ago to provide a unique resource for heart disease researchers worldwide. It houses over 14,000 cases of heart and blood vessel specimens, each of which has been well preserved and is annotated with clinical and demographic information. This repository of biological specimens can be accessed by any researcher with an interest in learning more about cardiovascular disease development, progression, or treatment.

Registered Biobank Name Cardiovascular Tissue Registry
Biobank Leader Michael Seidman
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries info@heartbiobank.ca
Principal Investigator Michael Seidman
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: