The Multicenter Myocarditis Specific BioBank

The Multicenter Myocarditis Specific BioBank

The study of myocarditis has always been difficult because of the rarity of the condition.  The definitive test for diagnosis is a heart biopsy that is not widely available, and caries risk and cost.  There are no accurate blood tests to diagnose myocarditis specifically.  Researchers seeking to identify safer diagnostic methods frequently lack the patient samples to study new and promising tests.  To support the search for a cure, the Myocarditis Foundation has created a multicenter Myocarditis sample Biobank. Learn more about our Biobank, then contact us today for more information about how you can help.

What is a BioBank?

Throughout most of the history of medical research, scientists were forced to acquire samples individually and, for the most part, work in relative isolation. This slowed the pace of medical discovery, especially in the case of rare diseases, where researchers had limited opportunities to collect samples and data.

For many common diseases, BioBanks were created to help accelerate discovery of new and valuable prognostic and diagnostic tests. These repositories of biological materials and information made it possible to collect and share a large number of specimens in a widely accessible database. There, scientists around the world can access the tissue samples and data they need and share their findings with the scientific community.

The Myocarditis Foundation BioBank

The Myocarditis Foundation began developing the first myocarditis specific sample focused BioBank in 2016. Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to collaborate with researchers to create a diverse database of adult and pediatric myocarditis samples. The BioBank offers the fastest, most direct way to study the disease, offering hope for new blood tests to individuals affected by this often-devastating condition.

For Adult Myocarditis Samples, we will initially be working with 6 major institutions in the US who will be supplying the Biobank with diverse adult myocarditis patient blood samples.

For the Pediatric Myocarditis Samples, we will initially be working with 4 major pediatric institutions on obtaining diverse pediatric myocarditis blood samples.

Support the Search for a Cure

As the only nonprofit organization fully devoted to serving those affected by myocarditis, the Myocarditis Foundation needs your support. Learn more about our research, or make a donation today to help us support continuing advances in the diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

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