Biobank For MS And Other Demyelinating Diseases

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00445367


To establish a large, longitudinal collection of high quality samples and data from subjects with MS, selected other demyelinating diseases (Transverse Myelitis (TM), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or Devic's, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and Optic Neuritis (ON)), and related and unrelated unaffected controls. Samples and data will be available as a shared resource to scientists researching the causes, sub-types, and biomarkers of MS and related demyelinating diseases.

Official Title

Large-scale, Multi-disciplinary Sample and Data Repository for Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - age 18+ able to give informed consent or individuals younger than 18 with parental
   permission and able to give assent

   - willing to provide up to 110 ml (50 ml for < 18 years old) of blood via venipuncture

   - experienced at least one CNS demyelinating event characteristic of MS, TM, NMO, ADEM,
   or ON

Exclusion Criteria:

   - history of blood borne pathogens

   - allogeneic bone marrow transplant

   - clinical or radiological evidence of stroke, meningitis, or other well characterized
   diseases of the nervous system (with the exception of MS, TM, NMO, ADEM, or ON).

   - weight less than 37 pounds

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Lawrence Steinman