Biobank of skeletal muscle peripheral nerve DNA and cell cultures


Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Maurizio Moggio
The ”Biobank of skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve, DNA and cell cultures” is part of the Rare Neuromuscular Disease Unit. It collects and stores biological samples for both research and diagnostic purposes. Since 1999 it has been partly funded by the Telethon Foundation as part of the Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks. In 2002 it became a partner of the project EuroBioBank, funded by the European Community, coordinated by Eurordis first (European Organization for Rare Diseases ) and currently by Telethon. It joined BBMRI in 2013. The Bank’s quality system is certified by BVQI. The Biobank contains a considerable number of biological samples from patients with different rare neuromuscular diseases.It currently stores over 6400 skeletal muscle specimens, approximately 5140 resin-embedded samples for electron microscopy observation, over 200 samples of peripheral nerve for morphological studies and 8117 of DNA samples and cell cultures.
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