The CCTS Biobank consists of human samples and related clinical data owned by contributing investigators within the Texas Medical Center. More than 14,800 samples have been distributed to 53 researchers since 2002.
We have the following sample types:
- buffy coat
- red blood cells (RBC)
- peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC)
The major disease categories include:
- cardiovascular diseases
- autoimmune system disorders
The CCTS Biobank is decentralized. Sample inventory and data reside with the contributing principal investigators. Final approval for collaboration with or release to qualified researchers is given to the contributing investigator and research steering committee, if one exists.