Biobank

Developed by: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz

Description

The Fundación Jiménez Díaz Biobank is a not-for-profit service that adds great value by receiving, conserving, and managing biological samples and associated databases. Upholding standards of quality, the service works to further knowledge of diseases and their prevention and treatment while supporting top-notch biomedical research.

The Biobank is not set up to be a service as such, but rather as an interdisciplinary structure within the institution, bringing together collections of human samples gathered by the different care departments and research groups.

The Biobank has its own equipment funded entirely by subsidies for research-group networks given by the Carlos III Health Institute from 2009 to 2013. The Biobank has freezing equipment and back-up spaces as well as a laboratory where sample preparation and periodic quality controls are carried out.