Vitiligo BioBank Network
Vitiligo BioBank consists of the principal location and a number of participating biobanks in key regions. They hold collections of biosamples along with clinical profiles of vitiligo patients and annotations on efficacy of vitiligo therapy in combination with different drugs. Check current biobank locations at the World Vitiligo Map »
Instead of having samples transferred to some central location, our Vitiligo CloudBank system can track samples at an unlimited number of locations. The samples never have to be moved or handled until they are needed. The originators own their samples, and the VRF guides them in building the collection and participating in research.
The principal Vitiligo Biobank service facility in Moscow supports basic, translational and industrial research. The VRF considers itself as a research partner rather than a sample provider. The VRF administration prefers not to transfer samples outside of the facility due to legal limitations on biomaterial transfer in/out of Russia. Instead, we favor on-site analysis at our state of the art laboratory.
If you are interested in joining the Vitiligo Biobank network or simply have an existing collection, please contact us to discuss options that may be available to you.
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What is coming?
New York Vitiligo Community Meeting
Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Ce...20 July 2017 19:00, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
Master Class On Vitiligo In Pediatric Age
will be held alongside “International Forum on Paediatric Dermatology”, which will take place in Rome (Italy), on October 5-7, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity t...06 October 2017 09:00, P.zza Giovanni Randaccio, 1 - Rome...
I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...