CKB samples move into new purpose-built storage facility in China

Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM

The China National Cardiovascular Biocentre has opened in Xi Shan, Beijing. Storage facilities for CKB biological samples include 11 liquid nitrogen tanks, and 35 -80 °C freezers.

Over 1 million blood plasma, urine and DNA samples from CKB participants will be stored securely in the new Biocentre, to maintain this rich biological resource for future scientific research. The Biocentre is managed by the Fuwai Hospital, who have a long-standing collaboration with CTSU as part of the China Oxford Centre for International Health Research, and is partly supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. The CKB National Coordinating Centre (NCC) offices will also be based at the new site.