German Biobank Alliance

BioBank Mainz

Tissue biobank, liquid biobank, pathology, preventive medicine, clinical and population-based studies, epidemiology

About us

The BioBank Mainz (BBM) at the University Medical Center Mainz represents one of Germany's largest collections of biological samples from humans. It offers partners within and outside of Mainz University Medical Center professional support with the archiving, managing and analyzing of biosamples.

As of May 2020, more than 8.3 million samples from more than 150,000 persons are already stored in the BBM. The samples stored at temperatures ranging from -80°C to -180°C cover a broad spectrum of different tissues, fluids and cells. Additionally, experienced staff and the latest technologies are available for the analysis of biosamples and data.

Both innovative biomarker measurements using high-throughput immuno-PCR as well as "single cell sequencing" is possible. Tissue samples can extensively be morphologically characterized by using digital image analysis, processed as tissue microarrays, or molecularly analyzed after DNA or RNA extraction. All processes are subject to the highest quality standards to ensure reliable results and the safety of material and data in the interest of all patients and donors.

Profile

Tissue biobank, liquid biobank, pathology, preventive medicine, clinical and population-based studies, epidemiology

Accreditation/certification

The Institute of Pathology is accredited by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012

Participation in GBN activities in quality management

Round robin tests

Tissue RNA: 2020 PBMC: 2020

Key figures

> 8,3 Mio.

available liquid samples

156.453

available solid samples

Contact

University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

BioBank Mainz

Langenbeckstraße 1

55131 Mainz

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Roth

Head of BBM (responsible for the tissue biobank)

Prof. Dr. Philipp Wild

Head of BBM (responsible for the liquid biobank)

Location

Questions?

germanbiobanknode@charite.de

Tel. +49. 30. 450 536 347


Fax +49. 30. 450 753 69 38

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