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The CarMeN biobank consists of biological samples and associated data from the laboratory’s research projects.

The biobank gathers biological resources collected and prepared by the members of the laboratory as part of pre-clinical or clinical experimental studies in cardio-metabolism, nutrition and diabetes.

The “Biobank/Biological Resources” process consists of:
-Audrey Jalabert (process pilot)
-Catherine Calzada
-Mélanie Paillard
-Aurélie Vieille-Marchiset

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Nature of samples

The samples are very diversified and evolve according to the needs of the projects:

  • Human samples include urine, blood, saliva, sputum, breast milk, stool, muscle biopsies, adipose tissue biopsies, cell lines.
  • Animal samples (mainly mice or rats) include blood, muscle (quadriceps, gastrocnemius), adipose tissue (subcutaneous, epididymal, visceral, perigonadic), liver, kidney, heart, pancreas, pancreatic islets, brain, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, small intestine, large intestine, caecum, stool.
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Examples of biological samples

  • plasma or serum,
  • peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC),
  • RNA,
  • protein lysates,
  • lipids,
  • microvesicles-exosomes,
  • Mitochondria-Associated Membranes (MAMs),
  • culture of primary cells and cell lines,
  • frozen or paraffin histological block.
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The objectives of the CarMeN biobank are to:

  • Strengthen the quality of the research activity.
  • Better value and pool samples for ethical and sustainable research.

This process requires the implementation of tools and monitoring on three key axes based on the management of:
– the rules and guidelines,
– cryopreservation,
– the associated data.

The organization of the biobank was certified ISO 9001:2015 in 2017.

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