Bio- And Genome bank denmark
MOMA is the regional biobank center for blood in Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark (Regionernes Bio- og GenomBank, RBGB).
RBGB encompasses several disease specific biobanks. MOMA accommodates the Danish CancerBiobank, Danish Rheumatologic Biobank, Danish Covid-19 Biobank and Danish Research Biobank with multiple sclerosis samples. The biobanks are national collaborations among hospital departments.
Regional Biobank Center for Blood at MOMA
Since 2010, MOMA has collected patient blood samples in RBGB in collaboration with clinical departments and departments of clinical biochemistry at Aarhus University Hospital and at local hospitals in Central Denmark Region.
The biobank center at MOMA coordinates the biobank tasks – contact with collecting departments and researchers and sampling, processing,registration, storage, retrieval and distribution of blood samples.
Samples are stored at MOMA and at the collecting local hospitals.
Data on all samples are registered in the RBGB registry, a nationwide registration system used by all RBGB centers and departments.
Clinical and Research Use of Samples
RBGB is a clinical biobank. Samples are collected with the patient's signed consent to RBGB. Clinical samples can be used for the patient's own treatment and - with permission from a research ethics committee - for future research.
RBGB also collects samples for approved research projects with up front informed consent together with the RBGB consent. Part of the clinical sample is then disclosed to the project’s research biobank, while another part remains in RBGB for future use.
Biobank Samples in Numbers
By 2023, RBGB in Central Region Denmark has collected 39,000 blood samples from 21,000 patients in the Danish CancerBiobank, in the Danish Rheumatologic Biobank 4,100 blood samples from 1,100 patients, in the Danish Covid-19 Biobank 3,200 blood samples from 2,500 patients, and in the newly established Danish Research Biobank 36 blood samples from 29 patients.
Read more about RBGB at rbgb.dk (Danish) and at Danish Regions’ page (English/Danish)