institut de myologie, myobank, tissu, bank, banque, Pitié-Salpêtrière, paris

Our activities and commitments

Processing of requests

Myobank-AFM reviews the requests to ensure that the project complies with the principles applicable to the collection and use of human tissues. The medical and scientific director of the Institute of Myology Association validates it. The themes supported by the AFM (neuromuscular and rare diseases) have priority.

Myobank-AFM guarantees researchers:

  • Scientific neutrality: Myobank-AFM does not scientifically evaluate projects
  • Unbiased provision of Myobank-AFM’s services



Myobank-AFM organises the collection of human tissues.

It ensures donors:

  • Maintenance of anonymity
  • Respect of their wishes
  • Proper consents are given according to the legislation

It ensures partner practitioners:

  • Respect of medical activity
  • Return of scientific results after publication


Preparation, storage and transportation

Myobank-AFM is responsible for the preparation, storage and transportation of tissue samples by ensuring:

  • Compliance with the rules of good laboratory practice (GLP)
  • Compliance with validated protocols and quality methodology
  • Sample traceability

Myobank-AFM guarantees researchers:

  • Sample conditioning on demand
  • Secure shipping of samples

See Itinerary of a tissue sample