Amsterdam UMC has several biobanks for IBD tissues. The Future IBD biobank collects serial blood, stool urine and tissue samples from IBD patients undergoing different treatments for their IBD. The eventual goal is to establish predictive models that would allow to identify which patients would ideally receive which treatment and to shorten ‘time to remission’.
The Parelsnoer Institute (PSI) is a unique Dutch scientific project in which the 8 University Medical Centers collaborate on a set of specified disease areas, including IBD. The IBD pearl aims to develop a biobank of IBD patients with extensive phenotypic information, DNA, tissue, serum and fecal samples.
For more information please visit the PSI website: www.parelsnoer.org
The surgical biobank stores resection specimens harvested during surgery.
Inge van Welsen
Nanne de Boer