The center's biorepository allows for the methodical collection of biospecimens and data from participants over time, helping us advance our knowledge and discover biomarkers for neurological diseases.
A biorepository within the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology enables experts to collect, process and store biospecimens from individual patients and volunteers. These biospecimens, which include DNA, tissue samples, plasma, serum and cerebrospinal ﬂuid, fuel critical research to identify biomarkers for earlier diagnosis and treatment targets.
Expanding and enhancing this biorepository accelerates new and innovative treatments by allowing faster access to a wider range of samples for use in research and for sharing results among investigators.
This is the largest U.S. biorepository of brain tissues, serum and cerebrospinal ﬂuid samples from patients with inﬂammatory demyelinating disorders and autoimmune neurological disorders.