IBBL (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg) works in close collaboration with national players to support Luxembourgish biomedical research across a variety of areas. An instance is the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD).
The National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease is a scientific programme in Luxembourg aiming to collect samples and data from volunteer patients and healthy controls. It was set up in 2015, financed by the National Research Fund (FNR) and coordinated by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg. The aim of the programme is to improve the understanding of the clinical and molecular characteristics of the disease, eventually leading to an earlier and more specific diagnosis and novel treatments tailored to individual patients. IBBL has been supporting the project by providing state-of-the-art sample logistics, processing, storage, distribution and monitoring services, according to international standards and quality control procedures.
Watch the video below to find out more about how NCER-PD is contributing to improving health outcomes for Luxembourg’s Parkinson’s patients!