Research Centre for Women's and Infants' Health (RCWIH) BioBank, Canada

Certification Status: Complete Education
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The RCWIH BioBank specializes in the procurement, processing, and archival of fresh, frozen and fixed specimens (human placenta, umbilical cord blood, and other pregnancy-related specimens) that are suitable for a wide range of research applications. In-depth clinical profiles are prepared for all specimens, and program expertise includes healthy pregnancies as well as pregnancies associated with various complications such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labour, and diabetes. The BioBank is a cost-recovery perinatal specimen biorepository developed in 2006 by, and for, researchers. A program of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and the Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH)/University Health Network Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with facilities located in the Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health. The BioBank

Registered Biobank Name Research Centre for Women's and Infants' Health (RCWIH) BioBank
Biobank Leader BioBank Manager
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. S Lee Adamson
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.
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