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J. Pers. Med. 2015, 5(2), 107-119;

The Da Vinci European BioBank: A Metabolomics-Driven Infrastructure

Da Vinci European BioBank, FiorGen Foundation, via Sacconi 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM), University of Florence, Via L. Sacconi 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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Academic Editor: Lori A. Orlando
Received: 8 January 2015 / Revised: 2 April 2015 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 22 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biobanking and EHR/EMR)
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We present here the organization of the recently-constituted da Vinci European BioBank (daVEB, The biobank was created as an infrastructure to support the activities of the Fiorgen Foundation (, a nonprofit organization that promotes research in the field of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. The way operating procedures concerning samples and data have been developed at daVEB largely stems from the strong metabolomics connotation of Fiorgen and from the involvement of the scientific collaborators of the foundation in international/European projects aimed to tackle the standardization of pre-analytical procedures and the promotion of data standards in metabolomics. View Full-Text
Keywords: biobanking; metabolomics; standard operating procedures; nuclear magnetic resonance; database biobanking; metabolomics; standard operating procedures; nuclear magnetic resonance; database

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Carotenuto, D.; Luchinat, C.; Marcon, G.; Rosato, A.; Turano, P. The Da Vinci European BioBank: A Metabolomics-Driven Infrastructure. J. Pers. Med. 2015, 5, 107-119.

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