Imperial Hepatology & Gastroenterology Biobank

The Imperial Hepatology and Gastroenterology Biobank (IHGB) was set up in September 2010 and received original Research Tissue Bank (RTB) approval from South Central Oxford C Research Ethics Committee C in 2011. Subsequent applications for the IHGB RTB to continue were approved by South Central Oxford C Research Ethics Committee C in January 2016 (16/SC/0021), and again by the same Research Ethics Committee (20/SC/0389) in 2020/2021. The Imperial College London Division of Hepatology and Gastroenterology carries out research into a wide range of diseases. The Division is closely aligned with the clinical Hepatology and Gastroenterology services of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust The Imperial Hepatology & Gastroenterology Biobank (IHGB) was established to maximise the scientific benefit of samples accrued in existing clinical research studies, and to permit prospective sample collection from the unique cohort of patients treated by the clinical service each year, and so the Biobank forms a repository for samples remaining at the end of current studies, as well as for samples donated directly by patients and healthy volunteers. The Biobank Governance Committee (BGC) ensures that such samples are collected, archived, and used within an ethical framework. This Biobank’s primary purpose is to facilitate high quality research within Imperial College, but applications from external groups to use specimens and data are also considered.

Contact Information


Biobank Research Team
Hepatology Clinical Research Facility
Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus
10th Floor, QEQM Building, South Wharf Road
Greater London
W2 1NY

Last Updated: 11/01/2021

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