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Inje University Busan Paik Hospital
The Paik Hospital Foundation was founded on the spirit of "saving the world through medicine and virtue." The foundation has opened five hospitals: Seoul Paik Hospital (1932), Busan Paik Hospital (1979), Sanggye Paik Hospital (1989), Ilsan Paik Hospital (1999), and Haeundae Paik Hospital (2010). With approximately 3,500 beds, Paik Hospital strives to become a leader among private hospitals in Korea.
The five Paik Hospitals and the PhamacoGenomics Research Center(PGRC) of Inje university college of medicine have cooperatively formed a network known as the Inje University-Paik Hospital Biobank for Personalized Medicine (InjeBiobank). Utilizing the internal and external networks of each hospital, the InjeBiobank maximizes the collection of human bioresources and provides active distribution. Inje University Busan Paik Hospital is the central bank of network's and has constructed a standardized system based on SOP that enables the collection of human biospecimens under strict quality control protocols. The InjeBiobank has developed an in-house computer system for collecting the standardized clinical data. In addition, the InjeBiobank aims to perform human bioresource collection and distribution, ethically while obeying bioethics and safety law.
- November 2009: Approval for the Busan Paik Hospital Gene Bank (No. 33)
- February 2011: Designation as a Regional Biobank
- November 2011: Opening ceremony and symposium for Inje InjeBiobank
- June 2012: Human bioresource collection MOU with Haeundae Paik Hospital and Mother's Breast Center
- October 2012: Joint symposium of the regional Biobank in Busan (Haeundae Paik Hospital)
- January 2013: Implementation of Phase 2 of the Korea Biobank Project by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
- November 2013: Researcher network MOU with Inje University College of Pharmacology
- May 2014: Researcher network MOU with Inje University College of Biomedical Engineering
- September 2014: Joint symposium of the regional Biobank in Busan (Busan Paik Hospital)
- August 2015: Joint symposium of the regional Biobank in Gyeongsang Area (Busan Paik Hospital)
- November 2015 : Korea Biobank network symposium Hosted by Injebiobank Seoul LW convention center
- June 2016 : Joint symposium of the regional Biobank in Gyeongsang Area(Kyungpook National University Hospital)
- September 2016 : Korea Biobank network symposium Hosted by Injebiobank Busan Mokjangwon
- January 2017: Implementation of Phase 3 of the Korea Biobank Project by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
Status of Human Bioresources
Through MOUs with Haeundae Paik Hospital and Mother's Breast Center, a breast cancer specialist clinic, efforts are being made to secure human bioresources with high added value. These bioresourcesare based on personalized medicine, and include not only breast cancer tissue but also bone marrow for blood diseases, fresh frozen brain tumor tissue, and tissue related to thyroid, colon, gastric, uterine, and lung cancer. In terms of non-tumorous diseases, human bioresources are actively collected for terminal kidney disease, transplanted kidney, and other non-tumorous kidney diseases.
Projects and Distribution Results
In the case of breast cancer, various studies are in progress based on a network of pathology-clinician-basic science researchers. As the hospital performs the largest number of kidney transplantations outside of the capital area, it has collected a large amount of human biospecimens from donors and recipients both before and after transplantation. Research on this subject is also possible, and distribution is being conducted. Additionally, distribution is proceeding for studies related to kidney diseases, and other digestive system cancers.
Public Relations and Future Plans
The InjeBiobank pursues a more active collection and distribution of human bioresources through increased publicity and education for affiliated researchers, creating links with clinical and basic science researchers, and conducting collaborative research with teams from other universities. By collecting data related to the results of such biobank-linked research, InjeBiobank creates secondary bioresources. Moreover, the InjeBiobank network is strengthened by the Paik Hospital located in the capital and other affiliated hospitals in both collection and distribution.
InjeBiobank, 2F School of Medicine, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, 75 Bokji-ro (Gaegeum-dong), Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea (47392)
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