The MOMI Biobank is available to work with your program to strengthen your research initiatives.

Supported by Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the biobank supports the collection, organization and distribution of obstetric biological materials along with annotated clinical information to be used for research of normal and abnormal pregnancy by investigators within and outside the University of Pittsburgh.

The MOMI Biobank is approved to collect and store retrospective and prospective obstetric biological samples, including: maternal blood, fetal blood, urine, placenta, umbilical cord, amnion, chorion, decidua, myometrium, amniotic fluid, cervix, and adipose tissue. A unique, web-based inventory system called the Biospecimen Inventory and Operational System (BIOS) is used to organize and track its biological sample inventory and link to annotated clinical data.

The disbursement of both prospective and retrospective biological samples is possible only after appropriate IRB approvals have been obtained for the research projects. All users must agree to the terms set forth in the Biological Specimen User Agreement. Please contact the Biobank PI to discuss your research needs and IRB protocol.