Development of a Research-Ready Pregnancy and Newborn Biobank in California

Project Timeline: 9/30/2009-8/31/2012

Development of a research-ready pregnancy and newborn biobank in California
This proposal funds infrastructure development to create a research-ready, efficient, high- throughput, and low-cost prenatal and newborn biobank in California. Specimens spanning 28 years will be linked to existing records of fetal death, live birth, death, prenatal and newborn screening to develop a rich, client-based, cross-generational, life- course database. Specimens and linked data from the California Research-Ready Biospecimen Bank will be made available to researchers in the U.S. and around the world to enable a broad and expanded array of studies.