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Enabling research in diseases, leading to improvements in animal and human health

What is a Biobank?

A biobank is defined as a facility that follows standardized operating procedures for the collection, preservation, processing, and storage of biological samples and associated data; the samples and data are then made available to a wide variety of research projects. There are thousands of biobanks throughout the United States and around the world that provide samples and data to researchers in both the academic and private sectors.

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank is housed in state-of-the-art facilities at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The Biobank’s goal is to facilitate and enhance research into diseases that impact both human and animal populations, leading to improvements in the health and well-being of people, animals and ecosystems. The Biobank seeks to accelerate biomedical studies by promoting translational research that will ultimately result in precision medicine advancements with more effective, better targeted, and safer disease treatments.