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ServicesJames Hogg Lung Biobank

Supporting respiratory research for four decades

The James Hogg Lung Biobank (JHLB) is a non-profit facility with a core value of supporting the advancement of Respiratory research. The JHLB was initiated in 1977 with the establishment of the Pulmonary Research Laboratory by Drs. James C. Hogg and Peter Paré at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

Over the last 40 years, the JHLB has developed standardized protocols for inflation of lung tissues with formalin, cryomatrix solution and air. These latter methods have enabled both the structural and molecular assessment of lung samples.

The JHLB hosts more than 40,000 tissue specimens from over 3,000 patients with different respiratory conditions including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, as well as healthy controls with and without a smoking history.

Initiating studies

All applications require formal approval by the JHLB committee and ethical approval at the applicants institution.

Before submitting a request, please contact the JHLB Director or Manager (see details below) to first check for tissue and data availability. You will then be asked to complete the request form below.

Partnerships with academic and commercial entities to co-develop companion diagnostics, biomarkers or others are welcome.

Tillie Hackett

PhD, Biobank Director

Dr. Hackett is an Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Phamacology and Therapeutics.

Darren Sutherland

Biobank Manager

Darren has been working in biomedical research at UBC affiliated institutes since 1998.