Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases

4 December 2018

VIPRD Digital Biobank

VIPRD   digital biobank

The Virtual Institute of Poverty-Related Diseases (VIPRD) was built under project EURIPRED  partially financed by the European Commission.  The platform hosts the first in the world comprehensive directory of biobanks that are related to PRD (biobanks that collect: human whole blood, blood products (plasma, serum, RBC, white cells,  protein,  DNA/RNA from patients with HIV, TB, HEP and Malaria).  Currently, the VI biobank also includes in its directory  biobanks with tumor and biopsy materials spanning all types of common and rare pathologies and indications, carcinomas and cancers of all types and subtypes, (lung cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer,  colorectal cancer, colon cancer, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, kidney/renal cancer, leukemia, melanoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, urinary cancer etc). Also available are samples from normal and neurodegenerative CNS indications (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, etc.) autoimmune, inflammatory diseases and more.