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European Research Infrastructure tagságok
BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) brings together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. BBMRI offers quality management services, support with ethical, legal, and societal issues, and several online tools and software solutions for biobankers and researchers. BBMRI-ERIC currently includes twenty countries and one international organization, making it one of the largest European research infrastructures. The Hungarian consortium of BBMRI is coordinated by the Semmelweis University. Members include the following: University of Pécs, University of Szeged, University of Debrecen, and South-Pest Central Hospital.
The Hungarian BBMRI Node received the “TOP 50” National Research Infrastructure award in 2021.
Current biobank units at the UP:
- UP Clinical Facility (Institute of Genetics)
The biobank was established in 2009 in accordance with the requirements of Law XXI/2008, is ISO9001 certified and has been accredited by the National Accreditation Authority since 2017 according to the 15189 standard. It currently stores around 30,000 DNS samples, classified in different biobanks:
- rare diseases,
- cancer (BRCA, lung, colorectal) patients,
- people with certain chronic diseases (bronchitis, COPD, pancreatitis),
- neurogenetic patients (epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, ataxia), and
- pharmacogenetic test samples, appropriately grouped.
- Institute of Translational Medicine
The Translational Medicine Centre (TMC) plays a key organizing role in the development of translational medicine in Hungary and internationally, and in building a network of contacts. Within the TMC it operates (among others):
- Interdisciplinary Research Support Group: development of a patient data registration system and biobank covering different clinical areas and the design and launch of clinical trials. Website: https://tm-centre.org/
- Translational Molecular Genetics Laboratory: laboratory for chronic pancreatitis is part of the Institute of Translational Medicine, and its aim is to conduct basic and translational research on the treatment of pancreatitis.
- CENTER TBI
CENTER-TBI (“Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI”) runs a serum biobank for a European Union (FP7 funded) project, measuring protein biomarker molecules (more than 4000 samples of skull injury sera from nearly 60 different European sites), more than 50 in total. 000 serum samples from more than 60 European laboratories, and the maintains the "Pécs Severe Head Injury Database", which was started in the summer of 2002, containing clinical data of more than 700 severe head injury patients treated at the Neurosurgery Clinic of the University of Pécs, as well as the statistical analysis and publication of the data for various purposes.
CENTER TBI Biobank portfolio:
- 56.873 serum cryovials for biomarker analyses
- 3695 whole blood samples for genetic analysis
- 6069 citrate plasma and 1421 EDTA plasma samples for haemostasis studies