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NSW Health Statewide Biobank Open Days

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Professor Marie Bashir Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Campus

67-73 Missenden Road

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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On behalf of NSW Health Pathology, the Office for Health and Medical Research is pleased to invite you to tour NSW Health's new Statewide Biobank.

The NSW Health Statewide Biobank is the first and largest facility of its kind in Australia, designed to help health and medical research in the state. And it’s now open!

We want to partner with you. Come and tour the Biobank to see first-hand the the state-of-the-art infrastructure for storing or accessing a vast range of human biospecimens to support your research efforts, such as:

  • large-scale robotic technology to store and process more than 3 million samples of DNA, tissue, blood and tumour cells

  • highly sophisticated automated equipment reducing the time it takes to manage and retrieve samples

  • capacity to support large scale population studies

  • ultra-low temperatures to preserve samples including cryogenics at -196 C

When: February, April & May 2018:

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2018

Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 April 2018

Tuesday 1, Wed 2 and Thursday 3 May 2018.

Time: Each day from 9.30 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 2.30pm and 3 - 5pm.

Where: NSW Health Statewide Biobank - a map will be provided on confirmation of place

RSVP: Places are strictly limited to 20 people per session, so get in early to register.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-health-statewide-biobank-open-days-tickets-41373422019

Light refreshements will be provided. If you have dietary requirements please email

kristy.waddell@health.nsw.gov.au

This vital infrastructure will help our research community gain a more in-depth understanding of the health of the people of NSW, enable participation in even more major international studies and improve the way disease is detected, diagnosed and treated.

We look forward to taking you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this world-class facility supporting health and medical research.

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Professor Marie Bashir Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Campus

67-73 Missenden Road

Camperdown, NSW 2050

Australia

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