Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Biospecimens collected from pregnant women living with HIV and controls (whole blood, dried blood spot, plasma, serum, placenta tissue, cheek swab, vaginal swab) and their infant (blood, umbilical cord tissue, umbilical cord blood cheek swab, infant ear lobe swab). The project studies the effect of HIV and antiretroviral on drugs on the health of mothers and infants, on the risk of preterm birth and pregnancy complications, in the context of other determinants of health.

Registered Biobank Name CARMA-PREG
Biobank Leader Helene Cote
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Helene Cote (UBC), Deborah Money (UBC), Isabelle Boucoiran (Hopital Sainte-Justine, Montreal)
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
Biospecimen Collected: