About CCTS Biobank

The CCTS Biobank consists of a collection of human samples and related clinical and genomic data that are available for collaborative sharing with qualified researchers and owned by contributing investigators conducting research within the Texas Medical Center. More than 15,000 samples and related data have been distributed to 60 researchers since 2002, and these collaborations have resulted in nearly 100 publications.

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Available sample types include:

  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • DNA
  • Buffy coat
  • Red blood cells
  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells
  • Saliva
  • Urine

Samples and data are from healthy subjects and individuals having the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Aneurysms
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune disorders

The CCTS Biobank is decentralized. Sample inventory and data reside with the contributing principal investigators. Final approval for collaboration with or release to qualified researchers is given to the contributing investigator.