In 2014 Rambam inaugurated the BioBank, a library and database of biomaterial samples serving Rambam and Israeli researchers and their collaborators in the international scientific community.
The BioBank collects and stores samples according to international harmonization standards, and matches samples with clinical and epidemiological information to provide researchers a complete picture of biomarkers and disease outcomes.
“The discovery and development of biomarkers for personalized, targeted disease prevention and therapies requires high quality, clinically annotated biological samples from vast populations. The BioBank enables Rambam patients and researchers to contribute to these efforts, and magnifies its contribution to medical science.”
Ronit Almog, MD MPH, Director of the BioBank and Epidemiology Unit