Establishing a bio-bank
The research institute will collect and store biological samples from consenting Maccabi members, in a biologic samples repository. Various types of samples will be collected including blood, saliva, urine etc. The samples will be used in medical research to improve diagnosis, treatment, disease prevention and identification of disease risk factors, all in order to reduce the suffering of those with illness. Combining the genotype and phenotype alongside statistical algorithms is aimed to provide substantial contribution towards achieving these goals and advancing precision medicine.