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?
NY Vitiligo Community Meeting in September
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Av...21 September 2017 19:00, 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Car...
Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the US Capitol
Save-the-Date for the much anticipated Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the United States Capitol this fall. As many of you know, the Advocacy Committee of the Global Vitilig...04 October 2017 10:00, Washington, DC
How long does it take to treat vitiligo?
Treatment results will vary by person and type of vitiligo. The rule of thumb is that you will need to allow at least 3 to 6 months before you begin to see results fro...
How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantia...
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...