New biobank to house 45 and Up study

Thursday, 30 March, 2017

NSW Minister for Medical Research, Pru Goward has announced a $12 million investment in Australia’s first large-scale automated biobank, due to open in 2017.

Sax Institute CEO Professor Sally Redman believes, “The ambitious scale of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank will enable the storage of millions of samples… allowing researchers to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.”

The Sax Institute’s ‘45 and Up Study’ is Australia’s largest ongoing study of healthy ageing, with more than 260,000 participants providing ongoing health and lifestyle information, and its start-up biospecimen collection from over 3000 participants will be housed at the biobank.

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