Early Pregnancy Tissue Collection (renewal of 18/NW/0096).

  • Research type

    Research Tissue Bank



  • Research summary

    Early Pregnancy Tissue Collection

  • REC name

    North West - Haydock Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    21 Feb 2023

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion

  • Data collection arrangements

    The Early Pregnancy Tissue Collection requests consent from women undergoing termination of pregnancy. Samples and data are stored anonymously by researchers at the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The consent and collection arrangements involve no additional interventions beyond normal clinical care. The team overseeing the research are very experienced in this work and deliver a dedicated practice at every step.

  • Research programme

    The collected material facilitates research into human developmental biology for the general benefit of how future pregnancies and how children born with developmental abnormalities are cared for. It is imperative to understand the development and function of the early placenta and developing organs, as without this knowledge it is impossible to appreciate what can go wrong. By understanding how very specialised cells first develop, the research programme also provides the underpinning knowledge for regenerative medicine, the ambitious branch of medicine to learn how to generate new cells and repair damaged tissues in adult bodies.

  • Storage license


  • RTBTitle

    Early Pregnancy Tissue Collection

  • Establishment organisation

    University of Manchester

  • Establishment organisation address

    Oxford Road


    M13 9PT

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