What is Biobank? Biobank is used to collect, handle and store human biological materials. By use of barcode labeling and an automated management system, all samples and processes are traceable.
Mount Sinai Biobank The Mount Sinai Biobank is a large collection of DNA and plasma samples that are stored in a way that protects patients' privacy while allowing research to be performed on de-identified clinical information from Mount Sinai's data warehouse system. The Biobank's goal is to acquire samples from a total of 100,000 donors over a period of several years. Mount Sinai is one of only a handful of places nationwide establishing biobanks on such a large scale. Funded by the Charles R. Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Biobank project is a research project that is approved by the Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board and is continuously reviewed.
What do Biobank store? Biobank provides storage management for a diverse set of digital library, human biological materials and genomic database.