Announcement of transfer of Bank Bussiness to NIBIOHN
On April 1, 2013, Japan Health Sciences Foundation transferred the business of Health Science Research Resources Bank (HSRRB) to National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN) located at Osaka, Japan. All bioresources were transferred to NIBIOHN and will be distributed by NIBIOHN from April 2013.
For ordering bioresources after April 2013, please visit to the NIBIOHN's website.
Research Resources Supply Project
The Health Science Research Resources Bank (abbreviated as HSRRB) was established in October 1995 with the support of the Ministry of Health and Welfare to be run by the foundation. Cells and genes collected and standardized by the Japanese Collection of Research Bioresources (JCRB) bank at the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation are supplied to research scientists in Japan and overseas at an appropriate fee. The cells available are mainly cells of human origin and cells derived from other mammalian sources, including experimental animals such as rats and mice. Normal cells as well as cells that originated under various disease conditions are available. Genes have been cloned from the cells of these animal species and the genes associated with various diseases and cDNA (EST, full-length) are available. In recent years, HSRRB has started to distribute about 2,000 samples of DNA purified from Japanese-origin B cell lines. These B cell lines were deposited by the Pharma SNP Consortium (PSC) and the Japan Biological Informatics Consortium (JBIC). These are important resources for gene analysis of the Japanese population.