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About the VetBioBank at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

The aim of the VetBioBank is to achieve a comprehensive collection of high quality animal tumor samples to enable oncology research projects by providing sufficient sample numbers. Additionally, various healthy tissues of different species are collected, which are of fundamental importance as control tissues.

The VetBioBank archive currently stores about 1700 original clinical samples and more than 23000 aliquotes originated from these samples. Tissue samples are routinely processed and stored in different ways (FFPE, OCT, flash frozen, flash frozen in RNAlater) to provide optimal sample material for a wide range of downstream analyses.
Sample accompanying data are patient identification (species, breeds, gender, age), clinical and medical reports (treatment, medication, diagnosis, histo-pathological report). Data archived in the VetBioBank, such as sample history, macroscopic and microscopic images (virtual slide), are managed in a database.

The VetBioBank is a member of the following networks: (Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Austria)

BBMRI-ERIC (Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure - European Research Infrastructure Consortium) 

ESBB (European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking)


Homepage: VetBioBank
Contact: Dr. Ingrid Walter