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Human biobanks deal with the collection, storage and distribution of human biomaterials (=biospecimen) such as blood, tissue, urine, DNA, cell and tissue cultures.
The aim of the Interdisciplinary Center for Biobanking-Lübeck (ICB-L) and its participating clinical departments and institutions is to enable a high-quality collection of biospecimens and associated clinical data to be used for basic research of certain diseases. Furthermore, the collected samples and clinical data serve as basis for the identification, testing and validation of innovative biomarkers for improved early diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow-up and thus promote targeted therapy strategies in terms of personalized medicine.

The combination of over 40 clinical departments and institutes of the University of Lübeck and the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)  to one Interdisciplinary Center for Biobanking-Lübeck (ICB-L) allows the standardized collection and processing of biospecimens, promoting translational research and clinical trials at the highest level.