VCB is one of the largest multi-center collection facilities of its kind in the world, collecting tissue and blood from donors at 26 public & private hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne. VCB has an open-door policy to public and private investigators or companies that have an ethically approved research project. It is customer-focused with an archival collection of >400,000 biospecimens in various storage formats and can support prospective collections. VCB collects various types of clinical data over the course of a patient’s disease for up to a five-year period. Data provided to researchers are encrypted with a unique code to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality. Additional clinical data can be collected subject to project ethics approval and availability. Read more
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