On February 1, 2012, Tohoku University launched the Tohoku Medical Megabank, an organization that constructs advanced medical systems for disaster restoration. Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization will create a biobank in which medical and genome information are integrated, while reconstructing community medical services and supporting healthcare in the disaster-affected areas. In addition, through creating new medical systems based on a huge amount of information collected in the biobank and various omics analyses, we hope to increase the centripetal force of Tohoku areas for medical staff, to promote industry-academic collaboration, to contribute to job creation in related fields, and to restore medical services in the affected areas.
Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
Public Relations Office of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
E-mail: f-nagami*med.tohoku.ac.jp (Replace * with @)