Neuromuscular Disease Biobank


Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta
Marina Mora
The biobank provides samples as a service to the scientific community conducting research on neuromuscular disorders. Samples are from patients affected by different forms of muscular dystrophy, including the severe congenital and Duchenne muscular dystrophies, as well as limb girdle muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies, distal and myofibrillar myopathies, inflammatory myopathies, and metabolic myopathies. Different types of biomaterials are frequently available from a single patient. The Biobank is founding partner of the EuroBioBank network, the first operating network of biobanks for rare diseases in Europe, and of the Italian Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks.