York Tissue Bank, United Kingdom

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: In collaboration with York Teaching Hospital NHS foundation Trust, the University of York has established the York Tissue Bank (YTB): a tissue bank to help research into human disease. We aim to collect, store and build a repository of human tissue samples, such as urine, blood and tumours. These can then be given to researchers for their studies. These studies will aim to improve our understanding of human health and potentially lead to new methods of diagnosis, better treatments and vaccines for a wide range of diseases. We rely on participants to voluntarily gift their tissue samples for this vital future research. We currently hold frozen cervical tissue available for researchers to access: https://www.york.ac.uk/cii/clinicaltranslationalresearch/york-tissue-bank/

Registered Biobank Name York Tissue Bank
Biobank Leader James Fox
Country United Kingdom
Email for biobank inquiries biol622@york.ac.uk
Principal Investigator Charles Lacey
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
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