The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo.
The core asset of Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.
We collect and store large number of samples throughout the network of 14 centres in 11 countries, using the standard protocols and patient record. Samples are then made available to the scientific community and research organizations investigating pathogeneses and developing diagnostics and new treatments.
Our research team analyses the associated data for clues that may lead to a better understanding of the disease, identify potential biomarkers and ultimately develop a cure for vitiligo through the CouldBank system.
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Vitiligo Biobank website: www.VitiligoBiobank.org
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I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Although most cases of vitiligo are sporadic, familial clustering is not uncommon, and up to 20% of patients report on the affected relatives. In whites, the lifetime ...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
Vitiligo is progressive in 73% of cases and regressive in 1.3%. We usually explain to the patients that progression depends on the modality of the disease spreading: l...
How can I treat vitiligo?
Choosing a treatment for vitiligo can be difficult, sometimes overwhelming. In general, first-line therapy should be safe, effective, minimally invasive, and cost effi...
What causes vitiligo?
It remains unclear what causes damage to melanocytes and their subsequent total inactivation and/or disappearance in vitiligo skin. There are several theories; the mos...