Biobank was formed in the BSMU of the Ministry of Health of Russia in 2020. Biobank is a research unit of BSMU and an integral part of the research life of the institution, a prerequisite for the development of personalized and translational medicine.
The development of personalized and translational medicine is one of the main tasks of the BSMU, which is consistent with the development strategy of Russian science as a whole. The development of translational medicine allows for the rapid transfer of the results of fundamental research (mainly in the field of cellular and molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry) into clinical practice, which makes this area particularly promising and in demand.
The activities of the Biobank are carried out in accordance with the international recommendations of ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories), guided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, orders of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, as well as the Ethics Committee and the Charter of BSMU.
The Biobank’s biological collections include more than 10,000 biological samples and cover a wide range of pathology, including oncopathology and a new coronavirus infection.