A library of reproductive tissue samples from women affected by coronavirus in pregnancy.

The Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue BioBank (ERTBB) was set up to aid medical and scientific researchers working in the field of reproductive biology, with the long term goal of improving the health, diagnosis and treatment of women and their unborn infants.

The BioBank provides high quality tissue samples and matched medical data in an anonymised form for researchers working on projects which have already obtained ethical approval from an appropriate ethics committee.

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BioBank collated a unique repository of data and tissue samples from women affected by the virus in their pregnancy. Tissue samples include antenatal maternal blood, placenta, membranes, and umbilical cord, as well as cord blood.

For more general information, including applying to use this and any other BioBank tissue for research:

Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Bio Bank (ERTBB) website