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?
VITFriends Fundraising and Awareness Concert in Boston
Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huan...30 April 2017 14:30, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Du...
Vitiligo Walk-A-Thon in Fort Dallas
The annual Vitiligo Walkathon is organized by Dallas Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group on May 20, 2017. This is an event held to raise awareness about vitiligo in the...20 May 2017 09:00, Dallas, Texas
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
Are there any famous people with vitiligo?
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous ...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.