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ZeBanC: Your partner in the field of biobanking
The Central Biomaterial Bank - short Biobank - is a joint core facility of the Charité and the Berlin Institute for Health (BIH). It collects, processes and stores various biomaterials such as tissue, blood, cerebrospinal fluid or their derivatives. The biomaterials can be linked to medical information and made available for research projects (internal and external) to improve the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Central biobank structures with high-quality biomaterials and associated medical information are of great importance for modern biomedical research. They are the guarantee that research results generated from these are reliable and reproducible.
The ZeBanC (Central Biomaterial Bank of the Charité) represents such a modern research infrastructure.In order to meet the numerous tasks of a research service provider "Biobank", a modern biobank building was constructed at the Campus Virchow Klinikum (2016). Several million biospecimen can be stored at different temperatures and processed according to the latest standards. In addition to various services, the biobank's own IT enables data to be collected and - in the case of Charité patients - linked to medical information. Legal and ethical conditions apply.
The processes of our biobank are carried out according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the ZeBanC team at any time.
Information for patients
Usually there is no direct contact between the Biomaterial Bank of the Charité and patients. Samples or blood donations can not be accepted.
Here you can find out about the process of the collection of biomaterials and the related data.