St Vincent’s Hospital is based in Melbourne, Australia. St Vincent’s was founded by the Sisters of Charity 125 years ago, and is dedicated to delivering excellent patient care. As a major teaching hospital, St Vincent’s has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s most respected public healthcare providers.
Along with clinical excellence, we are world recognised for our cutting edge research, and we have an international reputation for innovation. Research with direct impact on patient care is an important priority. Researchers on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus benefit from their proximity to a major teaching hospital, which facilitates exchange of critical information between clinicians and researchers.
The St Vincent’s Biobank plays a major role in facilitating clinical research by providing researchers ready access to good quality human clinical samples and data in a re-identifiable (coded) form, and provides a centralised facility for processing, storing and distributing human samples and related patient data, that are collected ethically. St. Vincent’s Biobank archives human samples for use in research across diseases under study by St Vincent’s clinicians, researchers, and their collaborators. These samples are either collected ad hoc (with no current research study planned), or as part of defined prospective or clinical trial protocols.