About

  The Vitiligo BioBank (VBB) is a non-profit, independent collection of biological samples and detailed associated data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitili...

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How it works

The study of multifactorial diseases, such as vitiligo, requires analysis of complex interplay of symptoms, treatments and outcomes across a large number of people. Population surveys and bioban...

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Locations

  Vitiligo BioBank consists of the principal location and a number of participating biobanks in key regions. They hold collections of biosamples along with clinical profiles of vitiligo...

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Costs

  Biosamples for specific research projects are provided to external researchers on a cost recovery basis. There is no cost for donated samples themselves. Cost recovery fees refle...

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FAQ

  1. Why is VR Foundation developing the Biobank? VRF is developing the Biobank to advance clinical research in vitiligo. It is hoped that future research using informa...

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Resource Center

  Brief overview of sample collection procedures.   Whole blood for DNA isolation Whole blood for DNA isolation is collected into Vacutainer (or analogous) 4 ml EDTA tubes....

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