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.
Tissue biobank, liquid biobank, pathology, preventive medicine, clinical and population-based studies, epidemiology
The Institute of Pathology is accredited by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012