Scientific Aims

ESIS aims to support and facilitate the scientific use of FMC serum bank to detect prenatal biomarkers and risk factors that are associated with a disease that appears later in the mother or in the child.  Combined with an uniform health care system and several high-quality health registers or pathological archives of Finnish Biobanks in Finland, use of the FMC enables follow-up and longitudinal research of risk factors and biomarkers associated to a wide variety of diseases.

Number of publications on different fields of research using FMC samples as study material is shown in the Figure: