PROOF Centre Biobank, Canada

Registration Status: Pending

Objective: To store all left over biospecimens, collected as part of PROOF Centre's biomarker research projects, for future research purposes. The biomarker research projects are focused on organ transplantation (liver, kidney, heart), heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additional research can be conducted on these samples to further knowledge on the disease and other chronic diseases related to the discovery of treatments, to validate drug targets, identify disease mechanisms, and help to discover and translate novel biomarkers into the clinic. This would be benefit researchers as it gives them access to samples already collected to do their research and it would benefit future patients with the disease or other chronic diseases. The biobank can provide the research community with resources needed to conduct future research.

Registered Biobank Name PROOF Centre Biobank
Biobank Leader Sara Assadian
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Bruce McManus
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: