Brain Tissue Biobank at St. Michael's Hospital, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Brain Tissue Biobank at St. Michael's Hospital was created to support research of tumours of the brain and spinal cord. Our repository holds samples of fresh-frozen CNS tumours and cryopreserved whole blood. Our Biobank supports various projects at St. Michael's Hospital as well as collaborators at institutions and industry in the greater Toronto area.

Registered Biobank Name Brain Tissue Biobank at St. Michael's Hospital
Biobank Leader Sandra Smiljanic
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. David Munoz
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
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
Biospecimen Collected: