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Tissue Microarray of Hematological Malignancies: Search for Novel Regulators of Disease Pathology Across Disease Entities
Tampere Biobank use case: New tools for improving management of patients with hematological malignancies by combining patient clinical data, innovative laboratory analyses on tissue samples deposited in the biobank from these patients and AI algorithms.
Risk Profiling Provides Tools to Predict Outcomes of Liver Disease at Population Level
THL Biobank use case: lifestyle and genetic factors are associated with an increased risk of liver disease at population level as shown by studies utilizing well characterized, large population-based cohorts of THL Biobank combined with data from national Finnish registers.
Development of Diagnostics for Autoimmune Diseases Based on Sequencing T-Cell Signatures
Adaptive Biotechnologies, a commercial-stage biotechnology company, has initiated a research project with Finnish biobanks and Finnish Biobank Cooperative - FINBB to utilize Finnish biobank samples for development and validation of immunosequencing-based clinical testing for autoimmune disorders, such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
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Sample and data availability
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Access to >11 million samples consisting of blood, FFPE and DNA samples, fresh frozen tissue and liquid biopsies.
Phenotype data, such as clinical health record data, can be provided together with the samples.
The genetic data analyzed in biobank studies, such as FinnGen, is returned to and available at the biobanks.
Finding study participants
Possibility to recontact consented sample donors via biobanks for further biomedical studies.
Breakthroughs in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Why Choose Finland for Your Biomedical Research?
Well-functioning healthcare system
The entire population is covered with longitudinal electronic health records and a personal identification code that enables linking of the biobank samples to deep phenotypic data.
World-class genomic data
The FinnGen research project produces genotype data returning back to the biobanks where it can be combined with deep phenotypic data.
Research-advancing Biobank Act has been in force since 2013. Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data has been in force since May 2019 and a proposal for the Genome Act is in preparation.
A national commitment
Finnish government drives innovation in personalized medicine, with a biobank ecosystem at its core.
Finns trust researchers and are willing to participate in public screening programs and donate
their samples to biobanks.
Study participant finding
Sample donors with a prior consent can be contacted for further biomedical studies.