It is the aim of the SepNet initiative to establish a central facility, essential to data and sample quality and homogeneity, that comprises a structured and easily accessible sample bank with probes of homogeneous quality originating from a well-characterized patient population enrolled in independent, innovative and internationally competitive prospective clinical sepsis trials. The SepNetBiobank is a core facility of SepNet. The object of this central sample resource is to organize and handle all relevant aspects of sampling, storage and delivery of samples in the SepNet collaboration to ensure homogeneity of the samples in terms of specimen quality and maintaining sampling standards. This will be achieved through central handling of samples collected in peripheral nationwide 17 regional centers and an additional 36 associated centers according to an agreed sampling scheme and pre-set standards for sample quality, sample handling and banking; quality assurance and all relevant parts of sample handling will be in the hands of the core unit, minimizing pre-analytical steps in the heterogeneous environment of the different regional centers. In the next few months a fully automated sample storage system will be implemented that allows handling of more than 200.000 individual aliquots expected after completion of the different ongoing and planned SepNet Trails. In the next six months a fully automated -80 degree C sample storage system will be implemented. After completion of the plannend and ongoing SepNet trials more than 59.710 expected primary samples (218.040 aliquots) will be stored in this system. This outstanding sample resource will provide the basis for scientific projects aming at improving patient care with sepsis e.g. advancement in diagnostics, risk stratification, therapy and outcome.
German Federal Ministry of Research and Education,
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Biomaterial Supply Resource, Material Storage Repository, Data Or Information Resource
Collaborators / Public?: The object of this central sample resource is to organize and handle all relevant aspects of sampling, Storage and delivery of samples in the SepNet collaboration to ensure homogeneity of the samples in terms of specimen quality and maintaining sampling standards. This outstanding sample resource will provide the basis for scientific projects aming at improving patient care with sepsis e.g. advancement in diagnostics, Risk stratification, Therapy and outcome.
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