Epilepsy (disorder)

Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank

Year Started: 2014

The Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank is a collection of human brain tissues (and in some case additional blood and fluid samples) from patients with epilepsy, including those who have had neurosurgical treatments. A dedicated epilepsy brain tissue bank also means that we can form collections of samples from people with rarer epilepsies, to help research into specific types of epilepsy and other disorders. For epilepsy researchers, pathologists and other professionals, the Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank is an established UK tissue archive, a central resource and a research facility.

Access:
Open to applicants
Type:
Disease specific
Status:
In progress
Collection point:
Post-diagnosis
Consent restrictions:
Commercial restriction, Other animal work, Xenograft


Male

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

101 - 500 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
Primary cells -60 °C to -85 °C Affected 100%


Female

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

101 - 500 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
Primary cells -60 °C to -85 °C Affected 100%


Male

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

11 - 100 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
PM tissue Room temperature Affected 51 - 75%


Male

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

101 - 500 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
PM tissue Paraffin Affected 51 - 75%


Female

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

101 - 500 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
PM tissue Paraffin Affected 51 - 75%


Female

Young adult (18 - 40 years)

101 - 500 donors

Material Type Preservation Type Macroscopic Assessment % of Sample Set
PM tissue Room temperature Affected 51 - 75%