EJP RD Training: Biobanking in rare diseases: the Poland experience

28 – 29 November 2022

Through the last decade access to modern healthcare has improved significantly. The lack of scientific knowledge about rare diseases (RDs) often results in a delay in diagnosis or availability of effective cures for the patients struggling from rare diseases. There is a need to connect international experts, researchers and clinicians to extend rare diseases knowledge and provide effective treatment that improve the prognosis or life comfort of patients.

Biobanks have an infrastructure that ensures sustainability and expansion of the quality management for the preservation, storage, distribution and analysis of human biological samples. The availability of novel information technologies offers the opportunity for data integration, and sharing the information about samples that is a potential for the rare disease area research. Collaboration between Biobanks, scientists and health care professionals can result in measurable benefits to the RD patient community improving knowledge about, for instance, the causes of the disease, the diagnosis and the development of new therapies.


Further details

The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission

“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
For more information about the ERNs and the EU health strategy,
please visit ec.europa.eu/health/ern