Introduction and Background Information

The procurement and subsequent use of human tissue samples is the cornerstone of medical research that has facilitated countless medical discoveries and advances in therapy.

The Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Bio Bank (ERTBB) has been set up to aid medical and scientific researchers working in the field of reproductive biology, with the long term goal of improving the health, diagnosis and treatment of women and their un-born infants.

The Bank provides high quality tissue samples and matched medical data in an anonymised form for researchers working on projects which have already obtained ethical approval from an appropriate ethics committee.

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