The Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD), operated by the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, aims to foster collaborations among investigators, physicians and patients seen at Partners HealthCare institutions. This Partners-wide project is at the forefront of developing the tools needed to expedite the discovery and introduction of new ways to fight disease.
As we advance the age of personalized medicine, it is critical that physicians and scientists work with large numbers of patients to advance the delivery of healthcare. The Biorepository provides an opportunity for patients to interact with investigative studies – safely, securely and privately – in ways that could have an enormous benefit for us all.
The Biorepository continues in a development phase, and is actively working with a number of groups at BWH and MGH who are consenting patients for clinical and translational research studies. Samples are maintained in an institution-wide repository which is a growing resource available to Partners investigators and research groups.
"The Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD) offers a wide variety of sample collection and storage alternatives for both prospective sample collection and retrospective sample selection from the existing PBMD specimen bank.
Sample availability includes aliquots of concentrated DNA, serum and plasma."