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.
The PAMF Research Institute (PAMFRI) biobank will link together blood sample data (DNA, RNA, lipids and proteins) and electronic health record data (such as blood pressure and weight) from consenting patients, which will enable researchers to better understand how people develop diseases over time.
The PAMFRI biobank will be the only one in the nation to collect multiple samples over time because of PAMF’s diverse patient population and high retention of patients, giving researchers more data points to better understand disease progression.
Research findings from the PAMFRI biobank will benefit not only PAMF patients, but patients all over the world.