About Us

Tayside Biorepository is an established Tissue Bank operated by a team of clinicians, scientists and research nurses located within the University of Dundee Medical School at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. The Biorepository works with the hospital’s Pathology Department to collect, process and store tissue samples from consenting patients for authorised medical research. It also facilitates access to samples held within the Pathology Archive. Since it was established the Biorepository has provided samples for a wide variety of research projects and contributed to multiple scientific publications.

Other trials involving TBR include:

Use of Diagnostic Markers for the detection and monitoring of Oesophageal Disease.

IMPORT (a nationwide trial)
Examination of the efficiency of targeted external beam radiotherapy as the radiotherapy treatment for breast conservation in breast cancer.

A prospective randomised study comparing the 70-gene signature with common clinical-pathological criteria in selecting patients for adjuvant chemotherapy in node-negative breast cancer.

DNA Methylation
Determining whether DNA methylation patterns and expression of differentially methylated genes sampled before chemotherapy can predict response and / or patient outcome with regard to progression-free survival in patients with Ovarian Cancer.

The effect of Metformin on biomarker activity in primary breast cancer.

The Scottish Early Rheumatoid Arthritis study to establish a comprehensive clinical database and sample biorespository for patient with undifferentiated arthritis

A list of publications that have involved the Tayside Biorepository is available.