​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The resources available through the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Biobank are intended to serve the needs of researchers both internal and external to the PMCC. All researchers are encouraged to apply to use the PMCC Biobank samples.

For more information on how to access the samples, data or both, please refer to the Application and Instructions to Request Biospecimens and/or Data PDF Icon form and the Biospecimen Request ​PDF Icon​ application or contact the PMCC CV Biobank at 416 340 4800 ext. 5568 or by email at

​​​Learn more about our Biobank

Types of samples collected

  • Plasma, serum and buffy coat
  • F​resh snap frozen tissue

​Types of data collected

  • Medical Record Information

Review criteria and governance

Applications to access samples from the PMCC CV Biobank are reviewed by the Biospecimen Access Committee based upon these criteria:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Alignment with the goals of University Health Network
  • Potential to improve patient care
  • Number of participants and amount of samples​ requested
  • Overlap with active projects
  • Projects developed by members of divisions and departments from which patients were recruited
  • Funding source​​​​​​​