BIO BIRD, the BIRD’s national biobanking project, is a collaboration between academic and non-academic centres that share the aim of raising the level of patient care and research in IBD.
Top scientists in various fields (genetics, microbiota, pharmacokinetics, …) from all over the country will be working together to build a collection of human biological samples to conduct ground-breaking research in IBD.
Already 8 centers have signed up to collect uniform samples of a cohort of new patients, of patients naïve for biologicals and of post-op patients. A paediatric cohort will also be included. The extensive sample collection will comprise endoscopic biopsies/resection specimens, blood/PBMCs and fecal samples.
For more information, contact the BIRD office.