•Italian Incontinentia Pigmenti ASSociation, IPASSI http://www.incontinentiapigmenti.it/
•France Incontinentia Pigmenti, FIP http://incontinentia-pigmenti.fr/
•International Incontinentia Pigmenti, IPIF http://www.ipif.org/ip_consortium.html
The Biobank provides an essential service to the scientific community by Establishing, Analysing, Banking, and Distributing cell cultures and DNAs derived from IP patients.
IPGB is A GENETIC BIOBANK in BBMRI-ERIC network, a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources.
What is Ipgb?
The Incontinentia Pigmenti Genetic Biobank (IPGB) of the Human Genetics Laboratory at IGB-ABT CNR in Naples is a collection of DNA samples from subjects affected by Incontinentia pigmenti continuously collected during a 13-year experience as the main Italian centre of expertise for the molecular analysis of IP. To date 387 DNA samples from subjects affected by Incontinentia pigmenti from International, European and Italian genetic centres are stored in the bank. All the samples are devoid of any personal information and can be identified only through the use of a code. Molecular and clinical data on each subject have been saved in a database with information referring to code number, clinical history, diagnostic status and sending institution. The appropriate consent, according to ethical and legal recommendations for biobanking, approved by the local Ethics Committee, has been obtained until now only from some of the patients or their parents and the personal details remain confidential.
Annual distribution of the IP samples that have been received by the IGB Human Genetics Laboratory at IGB-ABT CNR for molecular diagnosis from 2000 to 2013.