The Karolinska Kidney Research Center – KaroKidney – is a translational kidney research cluster based in Stockholm, Sweden. KaroKidney promotes programs for synergistic collaborations between basic and clinical researchers that will lead to discoveries and better healthcare strategies aimed at improving outcome for patients with kidney disease.
KaroKidney’s expanding biobank currently contains more than 800 renal biopsies (>450 native kidney biopsies from adult patients, 150 pediatric patients, 150 living donors and > 50 transplanted patients) and more than 150 arterial biopsies from patients with kidney disease and healthy controls. The tissue is stored in ways that allows analysis of both morphology and RNA/protein expression.
KaroKidney – Winter 2016