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B

BIH

abbreviation of: Berlin Institute of Health

The Berlin Institute of Health is a collaboration between Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max- Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine for the exchange of translational medicine.

C

CSF

abbreviation of: Cerebrospinal fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations.

CT

abbreviation of: computer tomography

M

MDC

abbreviation of: Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine belongs to the Helmholtz-Association and is a biomedical basic research institute.

N

NR CHD

abbreviation of: National Register for Congenital Heart Defects

Q

QMS

abbreviation of: Quality Management System

T

TBB-CCCC

abbreviation of: Tumour- and Biobank of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

Z

ZeBanC

abbreviation of: Central Biomaterial Bank Charité

The Central Biomaterial Bank Charité is a Charité-wide biomaterial bank, where DNA, blood, tissue and other samples from the clinic are processed and stored.