Nepean Intensive Care Biobank

Certification Status: Complete Education
Registration Status: Completed

We propose to establish a Biobank at Nepean Hospital to support future research specific to an Intensive Care patient population. The goal of this facility is to collect, store and distribute biospecimens and their associated clinical data to researchers investigating conditions, disease processes, and other phenomena experienced by patients who are critically ill. The objectives of the NICB are: • To collect biological and clinical data from the Nepean Intensive Care patient population • To provide biospecimens with the necessary quality to conduct cutting-edge research

Registered Biobank Name Nepean Intensive Care Biobank (NICB)
Biobank Leader Christina Whitehead
Principal Investigator Professor Stephen Huang
Address Intensive Care Unit, North Block, Nepean Hospital, Somorset Street
Penrith, NSW, Australia
Email for biobank inquiries
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: