MFT Biobank

Our biobank is a resource for health research available to all bona-fide researchers via our application process. We hold a large collection of human biological samples with associated clinical information. All human biological samples collected by The Biobank have full ethical approval, and is handled within the conditions of the ethical approval gained, in accordance with the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 and under the governance of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) Licence (#12552). The Biobank has been ethically approved as a research tissue bank by the NRES Committee North West – Haydock (Ref: 19/NW/0644). The Biobank is authorised to ethically approve biomedical research projects that fall within this governance structure. Researchers receiving samples from The Biobank are not required to have individual project based ethical approval from NRES. Tissue types Uterus (tumour, associated normal, control normal, benign conditions) Ovary (tumour, associated normal, control normal, benign conditions) Colon, ileum (tumour, associated normal, control normal, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) Kidney (tumour, associated normal, control normal) Liver (tumour, associated normal, control normal) Prostate (tumour, associated normal) Thyroid, parathyroid (tumour, associated normal, benign conditions) Head & neck (tumour, associated normal, control normal) Sample types Fresh tissue in perfusion solution (medium of choice available 1hr post-surgical removal) Frozen tissue FFPE (formalin fixed paraffin embedded) tissue blocks Frozen or FFPE tissue sections mounted on glass slides Blood or tissue-derived DNA, RNA and protein Case-matched serum and plasma

Existing samples:

  • Malignant tumor of kidney (disorder)

Contact Information


CADET/MDC Building
Manchester Royal Infirmary
M13 9WL

Last Updated: 28/04/2021

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