The Institute’s Research Centre is relying on the presence of a biobank on its premises to address the needs of researchers from the three existing components: cardiology, respirology and obesity-metabolism. This biobank operates under a regulatory framework consistent with the good practices in clinical research.
With this infrastructure in place, the researchers have timely access to a wide variety of biological specimens from affected individuals with different pathologies, and this, while respecting the patient as well as current standards. Researchers thus have an opportunity to benefit from a clinical expertise to move forward the research related to frequently treated diseases at our Institute. This service is offered on a priority basis to researchers from the Institute’s Research Centre while encouraging collaborations with colleagues located outside our facility, in Quebec and even in Canada. The research being of critical importance for the biomedical knowledge accretion, the presence of a dedicated biobank comes just as equally beneficial. Thousands of individuals have contributed until now to help us better understand the causes of some diseases; to prevent, to treat and even sometimes to cure them, by consenting that their specimens are deposited into the biobank.
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