Certification Status: Complete Education
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The goal is to develop a Transplant Biobank for the collection, storage and use of biological specimens from patients undergoing solid organ, stem cell and tissue transplantation. It will fuel translational research in this field and will improve patient outcomes in BC, in Canada and worldwide. The project will build on the foundation created by Genome Canada, and will house the almost 10,000 specimens from donors and recipients of kidney, heart, liver, lung pancreas and bone marrow transplants currently in the Immunology Laboratory. It will create the leading source for biological transplant samples in Canada, and one of the most important such resources in the world.

Registered Biobank Name CANPREV
Biobank Leader Karen Sherwood
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Paul Keown / Karen Sherwood
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: