Biobanks, translational research and medical informatics

Schüttler C, Jahns R, Prokosch HU, Wach S, Wullich B (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


Book Volume: 61

Pages Range: 722-727

Journal Issue: 7

DOI: 10.1007/s00120-022-01850-3


When we think of medical research, one intuitively associates it with the analysis of study data collected for a specific research question or with the secondary use of patient data from routine care. However, these are not the only sources for answering scientific questions. Especially for translational research, tissue and liquid samples such as blood, DNA or other body fluids provide essential insights into disease pathogenesis, development of new therapies and treatment decisions. Access to these biomedical materials is provided by so-called biobanks. By collecting, characterizing, documenting and, if necessary, processing human biospecimens in accordance with high quality standards, they can support research of the causes of diseases, early diagnosis and the targeted treatment of diseases, or make a significant contribution to the investigation of common diseases.

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Schüttler, C., Jahns, R., Prokosch, H.-U., Wach, S., & Wullich, B. (2022). Biobanks, translational research and medical informatics. Die Urologie, 61(7), 722-727.


Schüttler, Christina, et al. "Biobanks, translational research and medical informatics." Die Urologie 61.7 (2022): 722-727.

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