Sample collections

BiomarkerBay unique capabilities

  • Strong collaborations with top-notch academic and clinical experts from diverse therapeutic areas

  • Strong connections with patient cohorts, general population and de-novo biobanks

 BiomarkerBay offers the opportunity, within the BiomarkerBay consortium, to perform the validation of biomarker assays at clinical level on good defined and well documented samples, which were collected and stored under high quality guidelines. BiomarkerBay collaborates with  cohorts which range from general population biobanks to patient cohorts, as well as de novo collections, which offer the possibility to collect new samples according to the research questions received. 

Thanks to this variety of connections, we provide clinical validation for very diverse therapeutic areas. We can answer to research questions for studies targeting specific diseases as well as for more comparative studies on general population, where both patients and healthy volunteers are considered. Access to samples will be granted through BiomarkerBay, only whether the research questions conform with the rules and objectives of the individual biobanks, in agreement with  their access policy and informed consent.

BiomarkerBay collaborations with biobanks 

For detailed information over the sample collections and additional indication areas,  please contact us.

General population cohorts

  • Lifelines - Biomedical, genetic, environmental and psychosocial factors, 165.000 participants, since 2006
  • GECKO study - Environmental and genetic risk factors for childhood obesity, 2500 participants, since 2006
  • Prevend - Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease, 41.000 participants, since 1997
  • Doetinchem cohort study - Cardiovascular and chronic diseases, 12500 participants, since 1987
  • Vlagtwedde-vlaardingen - Research on lung diseases, 8000 participants, from 1965-1990

De-novo biobanks

  • TransplantLines - Aging and health conditions in transplant patients
  • OncoLifeS - Oncology patients with focus on head and neck cancer, lung cancer, ovarian and cervical cancer, testicular cancer
  • Seniorlines - Health and health conditions of older patients hospitalized at the UMCG
  • CardioLines - Cardiac patients

Patient cohorts – Overview of therapeutic areas


  • Asthma, COPD and lung-related diseases
  • Heart failure related diseases
  • Ovarian and cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and Neck cancer
  • Colon rectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Diabetes type I and II
  • Diabetes type II-related kidney disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Obesity and diet intervention
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Development of dementia
  • State of delirium after acute trauma
  • Depression and anxiety disorders

For detailed information over the sample collections and additional indication areas,  please contact us.

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