Cornell Veterinary Biobank

Bridging the gap between patient care and clinical research innovations.

A staggering 3,000+ animal diseases have a genetic basis, and nearly half could be models for human health. The Cornell Veterinary Biobank (CVB) stands at the forefront of animal health research, bridging the gap between animal and human health. We are a core resource to the College, dedicated to enabling research that leads to improvements in animal and human health.

How We Do It:

  • Building a Bridge: We connect the public and the scientific community by collecting biological samples from both healthy and ill animals. These samples are meticulously processed, cataloged with detailed clinical information, and made available to researchers worldwide.
  • Accelerating Discovery: Our comprehensive biobank empowers researchers to fast-track their projects, ultimately leading to advancements in animal and human health.
  • Setting the Gold Standard: We are the first biobank to ever achieve an ISO 20387 accreditation, a rigorous international standard for biobanking operations. Our commitment to quality extends beyond our own facilities: our team is involved in the development of ISO standards, as part of ISO Technical Committee 276, working group 2: Biobanks and Bioresources.

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An ISO 20387 accredited biobank resource; follow this link to our Certificate of Accreditation and Scope.

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