P.O. Box 3660, Riyadh 11481, Mail Code 1515 (KAIMRC)
+966 (11) 429-4444
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Saudi Biobank

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Research Projects
  • Team
  • Contact Details

The National Biobank Facility at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) is a state of the art facility. It is the first functional Biobank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council Region. The aim of the National Biobank Facility is to collect, store and process samples for various research projects within KAIMRC and the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA). The flagship project is the Saudi Biobank aiming to enroll 200,000 participants from both healthy and disease specific populations. The National Biobank Facility collaborates with national and international institutes. Saudi National Biobank will serve as the base and supplier of health research by recruiting large number of volunteers from Saudi National Guard community who will donate their health information and biological samples for research purposes.

The main objectives of the department are:

  • To encourage the donation of specimens
  • To educate the public about the benefits of studying biological materials
  • To collaborate with the community to implement best practices and promising approaches
  • To quantify the incidence of various diseases in the population and subpopulations
  • To understand the natural history and risk factors for diseases including the genome-environment interaction
  • To accelerate the discovery and development of new diagnostics and therapeutics

Coming soon

  • Pilot phase III of the Saudi Biobanking project(School cohort project in Iskan)
  • Pattern of Trauma Injuries and Predictors of Survival in Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Care Setting in Central Saudi Arabia
  • Assessment of institutional Capacity Readiness of Primary Health Care Centers to integrate Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Strategies at National Guard Health Affair, Saudi Arabia
  • Pattern of use and perception towards smart phones and its health-related applications among health care providers at King Abdulaziz Medical City,Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Predictors of Quality of Life and Glycemic Control Among Saudi Adults with Diabetes

Coming Soon