July 5, 2016


A biobank is a repository that stores and manages biological samples known as biospecimens for use in research. The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank has been awarded to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The biobank will support the collection, analyses, storage and distribution of biospecimens for research use. Data from laboratory analyses of biospecimens will be combined with an array of other lifestyle and health information provided by volunteers to help researchers continue to unravel individual differences that contribute to disease and response to treatments.

This page last reviewed on November 16, 2016