The Biobank of Eastern Finland especially supports research into circulatory systems, metabolic disorders, musculoskeletal diseases, neurological diseases, cancer, and mental health. Its research area covers research aimed at promoting the health of the population, identifying factors affecting mechanisms of disease, preventing diseases, and developing products or therapies that promote the well-being or health of the population or are used in medical care.
The Biobank of Eastern Finland was set up by the Northern Savo Hospital District (PSSHP), Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services, South Savo Social and Health Care Authority (Essote), East Savo Hospital District (Sosteri), and the University of Eastern Finland. The collection of biobank consents and new samples commenced in the autumn of 2016.
Biobank of Eastern Finland