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Banking on the future
Dr. Phyllis Billia,  Dr. Michael Gollob and Dr. Richard Weisel

​​​​​​​​Dr. Phyllis Billia, far left, Dr. Michael Gollob and Dr. Richard Weisel spearhead work at the Biobank, which stores more than 25,000 blood and tissue samples.

A massive biospecimen and data repository at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre holds the promise of more precise, personalized medicine

There are over 163,000 outpatient visits to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) each year, where cardiovascular diseases that range from arrhythmia to heart failure are treated. Over the last three years, a growing number of these patients have also become contributors to the centre's biobank – an ambitious research infrastructure project that's opening the way to a deeper understanding of cardiovascular disease and the treatments that work best for each patient.