CBmed with support from BBMRI.at appointed 1st BBMRI-ERIC Expert Center
A big step towards personalised medicine: CBmed appointed first Expert Centre of European Biobanks
With support of BBMRI.at the Graz based research facility CBmed has been appointed the first European "BBMRI-ERIC Expert Centre - Trusted Partner" (Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium). The aim is to reach quicker result in the biomarker analysis and to improve treatments. With the identification of biomarkers it will be possible to individually treat cancer, metabolic diseases, and inflammations of the single patient.
A biomarkers are biologically indicators (e.g. hormones, enzymes or genes) of a disease state that can be measured in biological samples from patients. Such samples are collected in biobanks such as the BBMRI.at member Biobank Graz at the Med Uni Graz which is partner in CBmed.
The BBMRI.at National Node Director Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Zatloukal, pathologist at the Medical University of Graz, played a substantial role for the founding of BBMRI-ERIC. Graz has a leading position in the international field of biobanks. The headquarters of the European infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC is based in Graz.