Biobanca del Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute

CNESPS biobank

Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Simona Giampaoli
The CNESPS biobank is a population based research infrastructure for public health formally established in 2005 at the Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion of the National Institute of Health, Rome. It stores biological material collected from groups of individuals, all ages, resident in Italy, selected according to different study criteria (e.g. the elderly, newborns, twins etc.). The Biobank currently stores approximately 290,000 biological specimens collected from 40,000 individuals between 1993 and 2014. The biological material is linked with health and life-style data provided by donors during health examinations and interviews. Several sample collections are part of longitudinal studies with follow-up for various health related traits (mainly cardiovascular diseases) or data linkage with official administrative and clinical data set. Storage of samples in liquid nitrogen has been performed according to the standard provided by the European EPIC Project.
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