Collections and services

Biobanc HUB

The Biobank currently holds more than 80,000 samples. They belong to the following collections:

Tumour Bank Collection

Neurological Tissue Bank Collection

Surplus Biopsies from Anatomical Pathology Collection

Tumour Pathology Fluids Collection

  • Lymphoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Haematology
  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

Collection of Non-Tumour Pathology Fluids

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Nephrology
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Muscular diseases Immunological
  • Minority Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Retinal dystrophy
  • COVID19
  • Organoids
  • Allergology
Biobanc HUB

Among the wide range of services for researchers, the Biobank also offers:

Processing and cryopreservation services

  • Prospective sample collection circuit DNA and RNA extraction and quantification Isolation and cryopreservation
  • PBMCs Plasma, serum, urine and CSF processing
  • Microtomy Storage at -80 °C and -196 °C, traceability and sample shipping Laser microdissection

Advisory, registration, and custody service

  • Creation and management of new collections
  • Guidance on ethical and legal aspects
  • Registration of project, line of research, or biobank collections with the competent authority
  • Advice on biological sample coding and transportation Informed consent preparation
  • Storage and traceability of samples from different collections
  • Drafting of reports accrediting quality policies
  • Temperature record report writing
  • Support in the search for samples in other national and international biobanks.
  • Sample transfer service

Application intake

  • Processing of documents to external committees
  • Communication of the resolution to the applicant
  • Preparation and support on the required documentation
  • Preparation and dispatch of biological samples


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