The A3BC is a national biobanking and information network committed to improving the health of men, women and children living with arthritis and autoimmune conditions.
The network currently includes more than 70 rheumatology clinicians/ researchers and over 60 recruitment sites, biobanks and research laboratories.
The network collects a broad range of linked biological information (e.g. genetics, microbiome), patient-reported details (via the ARAD Registry), and medical data. The information is then integrated and examined using large-scale data analytics.
It is a comprehensive, national resource designed to better support Australian researchers and doctors in delivering best diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for those with arthritis and autoimmune conditions… and hopefully find a cure.
We aim to:
- Establish a national biobank network to collect, process and store a broad range of high-quality biospecimens for biological research
- Integrate biospecimen information with national datasets, including patient-reported, electronic medical record, cancer/death registry and Commonwealth data.
- Analyse these integrated large-scale datasets to identify and study potential patterns of significance for patients and the healthcare system.
- Translate discoveries to improve disease prediction, identify more precise treatment, inform prevention strategies, and hopefully find a cure for arthritis and autoimmunity.
… To give the right care, to the right patient, at the right time!