NDRI partnered with the Lyme Disease Biobank (LDB) in 2017 to initiate a Tissue Collection Program, funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. The program’s objective is to collect and bank a diverse group of biospecimens for use by the Lyme disease research community. Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that each year approximately 476,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease, yet so much is still unknown about the persistence of bacteria and resultant pathogenesis of tissues following infection. LDB aims to support multiple research studies that will further investigate the roles of infection and inflammation in Lyme disease and support improved prevention, detection, and treatment options for patients.
For more information on NDRI's program with the Lyme Disease Biobank CLICK HERE.