DO-HEALTH will establish a biobank at the Coordinating Centre at the University of Zurich.

The DO-HEALTH biobank will be needed for future research of chronic diseases among the senior population and for the improvement of preventive procedures; e.g. genetic analysis, measurement of nutritional markers, measurements of additional biomarkers of different organ functions, and analysis of further risk factors.

The blood collected for the biobank (separate additional consent) will be stored anonymously in the DO-HEALTH biobank at the University of Zurich for up to 30 years after the end of study (last patient, last visit).

The DO-HEALTH Biobank is financed with 1 Mio Swiss Francs by the Department Funds of the Department of Geriatrics and Aging Research at the University of Zurich / University Hospital Zurich.