Biobanks Service

Developed by: Sant Joan de Déu Fundació de Recerca


SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Research Biobank

To meet the needs of the people it serves, SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital promotes biomedical research and especially transitional research on children's disorders. since 2009, in accordance with the regulations enacted on research in Spain, our Hospital has created on its premises a Biobank of biological samples for research, which is open to researchers of other institutions as well.

This Biobank stores and manages biological samples for research and the data which is associated with them under conditions meeting the highest standards and with full respect for patients' rights as provided by law. Its purpose is to facilitate, promote and carry out biomedical research in pediatrics, to foster a deeper knowledge of disorders and to support the development of new treatments.


Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park Neurological Tissues Research Biobank

Neurological tissue Biobanks are collections of samples of brains and other neurological tissues from healthy donors or donors with some neurological or mental disorder. Brain banks are very useful in the genomic and proteomic analysis of neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Sant Joan de Déu Neurological Tissue Bank was created in 2004. It is an archive of tissue samples from donors with a mental disorder. The donors currently number is 110. This brain bank offers the possibility of carrying out research on the co-morbidity between mental and neurological disorders in psychiatric patients and on the possible impact of treatments on their lifestyle and on cardiovascular disorders.

The Bank's main function is to store and manage the brain samples of patient donors with a psychiatric disorder.


Contact information

Dra. Teresa Ribalta - Director of the SJD Barcelona Children's hospital Research Biobank - biobanc(ELIMINAR) 

Dra. Mercedes Roca - Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park Neurological Tissues Research Biobank - mroca(ELIMINAR)