PAMF Research Institute Biobank
Biobanks that store biological samples, such as blood and tissue, for future research are becoming increasingly important in understanding the genetic and molecular contributions to disease, health outcomes and treatment.
Started by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI), and already gaining support of generous donors throughout our community, we will now expand the charter of our program to link together blood sample data (DNA, RNA, lipids and proteins) and electronic health record data (such as blood pressure and weight) from consenting patients throughout the region, which will enable researchers to better understand how people develop diseases over time.
This first in the nation Biobank will allow scientists to study diverse populations across more than 100 communities in Northern California, including people from various genetic and cultural backgrounds. Research findings from the Sutter Health Biobank will not only benefit our patients, but patients all over the world leading through the possibility to develop more personalized treatments and improved health care.