daVEB da Vinci European Biobank

The da Vinci European BioBank (daVEB) is a research infrastructure which belongs to the Farmacogenomics Foundation FiorGen Onlus.

The da Vinci European BioBank is a multicenter biobank with a centralized IT infrastructure and a main repository located at the Polo Scientifico (Scientific Campus of the University of Florence) in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence, Italy), hosted by CERM (Magnetic Resonance Center), focused on protein structure and metabolomics.

FiorGen collaborates with CERM with the aim to improve its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preanalytical treatments; some NMR specta obtained on the daVEB samples are visible in our “Sample Search” area.


- You can find a detailed description of the strong connection between daVEB and metabolomics in the article “The Da Vinci European BioBank: A Metabolomics-Driven Infrastructure“ published on April 22, 2015, in Journal of Personalized Medicine.

Main projects of Research Units linked to metabolomics

1. Identification of new potential diagnosis and progression biomarkers in melanoma (RU002).

2. The metabolomic fingerprint of heart failure (RU020) at three different NYHA classification levels.

At the end of July 2011, the da Vinci European BioBank of the Pharmacogenomics FiorGen Onlus Foundation obtained the quality certification according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for “Collection, storage and distribution of biological samples and the associated data for scientific research” (CSQ Certificate N. 9122.FFFI; IQNet Certificate N. IT-79101). On the 31st of March 2017 the certification has been renewed (current emission date 2017-03-31).