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Databases and Biobanks at Aalborg University Hospital

Aalborg University Hospital run numerous databases and biobanks and has access to several national databases and biobanks as well.

By entering into collaboration with Aalborg University Hospital it will be possible for companies to gain access to the unique data and samples held in these databases and biobanks.

Below please find a list of selected databases and biobanks found at Aalborg University Hospital. The complete list can be found here (Download complete list), and for contact information regarding the databases and biobanks below please contact the Eir secretariat.


   Name      Field      Content      Purpose
HaptoCor - Hypertension
- Biomarkers
Serum/plasma from 150 meticulously examined patients recently diagnosed with hypertension Used in relation to new biomarkers and the validation of these
Renal Rhythm I and II - Dialysis Serum/plasma/fatty tissue biopsies To study atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia incl. heart rate variability among dialysis patients in Aalborg and Hjørring. Patients are followed for several years and all patients have been randomised for n-3 or placebo for future research
Diet, Cancer and Health
(Database and Biobank)
- Diet
- Cancer
- Lifestyle diseases
- General Health
Diet, Cancer and Health is a cohort study including 57,000 participants, men and women, born in Denmark, aged 50-64 at recruitment in 1993-97, and with no previous cancer diagnoses.
From all participants questionnaire information regarding diet and lifestyle was collected at recruitment and after five years of follow-up. At recruitment the participants were examined and anthropometric measures collected together with biological material including blood, adipose tissue, spot urine, and toe nail clippings.
The participants are followed in the national disease registries including the National Patient Registry, the Cancer Registry, the Diabetes Registry and the Causes of Death Registry.
The aim of Diet, Cancer and Health is to explore associations between diet, lifestyle, genetic susceptibility and development of chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseses, diabetes and other diseses reported to the national disease registries. For several diseases the number of cases and time of follow-up also allows prognostic studies.


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