Eurobiobank is a cooperative project linking scientific resources for rare diseases between 12 institutional biobanks. Eurobiobank resources are available to international scientists. To access cell resources, email the contact person for that particular biobank.
Contact: Tara Schmidlen, MS, CGC, firstname.lastname@example.org
The CMD BioBank is housed in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetic Cell Repository at the Coriell Institute. Samples in the NIGMS repository have been utilized in over 5,000 scientific publications by researchers in more than 50 countries.
To provide scientists with a de-identified data set, CMD BioBank samples are linked to existing profiles in the CMD International Registry through a code number. The CMDIR staff will provide: maximal motor function achieved, breathing status, concomitant medication use and CMD subtype verification. Having detailed information regarding clinical severity assists scientists using the CMD samples in understanding therapy response.
Wellstone Center, U of Iowa, Muscle Tissue and Cell Culture Repository
The Repository currently contains skeletal muscle biopsies from approximately 4000 neuromuscular disease patients and fibroblast cultures from approximately 175 muscular dystrophy patients. Research scientists may request tissue or cell cultures from specific types of patients by completing the appropriate forms downloadable from the above-cited website.