Tommy's National Reproductive Health Biobank

The Tommy's Biobank aims to prospectively collect samples and data from pregnant and non pregnant women,their partners and baby, to help research in to pregnancy complications. The biobank has been granted permission to ethically approve research projects conducted in the field of reproductive health. The biobank has six tissue collection centres which work together to fulfil sample and data requests from researchers. We have obtained approval to collect: 1-Endometrium 2-Myometrium 3-Placenta,cord, cord blood 4-Urine 5-Maternal blood 6-Amniotic fluid 7-Vaginal Swabs 8-Omentum 9-Subcutaneous Fat 10-Buccal Swab 11-Breast Milk Samples from father: 1-Buccal Swab 2-Urine 3-Blood Samples from 1 week old baby 1-Urine 2-saliva 3-Buccal swab 4-meconium (stool) 5-Stool Current Collections: 1- Myometrium from pregnant women who have undergone caesarean section or have had hysterectomies. 2-Endometrium from recurrent miscarriage patients (Frozen,FFPE) 3-DNA (Whole blood) from recurrent miscarriage patients

Services

  • Ability to recontact
  • Digital imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry - scoring
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Fit and well (finding)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Fit and well (finding)

Contact Information

Email:
Tommysnationalreproductivehealthbiobank@uhcw.nhs.uk
Telephone:
02476968617
Address:

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV2 2DX
England

Last Updated: 11/09/2020


Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 7 2 0 7 2 0
2020 4 0 2 4 0 2
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A