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GCU Research Tissue Bank for diabetic and non-diabetic skin
The Diabetes Research Group at Glasgow Caledonian University has NHS Research Ethics Committee tissue bank approval to provide human skin tissue for research. This tissue is ethically sourced through the NHS, and patients have provided their authorisation to donate surplus tissue and biopsies for research.
The following human skin tissue (both diabetic and normal) is available at the GCU Skin Tissue Bank:
Fixed and fresh skin
Frozen skin for DNA/RNA extraction
Isolated primary epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts
The Skin Tissue Bank, in collaboration with their NHS Partners in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Biorepository, can provide accompanying anonymised clinical data, and assure regulatory compliance. NHS GG&C Bio repository has been awarded Healthcare Improvement Scotland Human Tissue Bank Accreditation.
Researchers are encouraged to make use of this tissue resource to facilitate their research into skin health and disease.
Please contact: (for further information or to request an application form)
Dr Patricia Martin
Dr Catherine Wright