Home > Services > Biobank: What is a biobank?


Head of Unit: vacancy

Information for donors: what is a biobank?

A biobank is a non for profit organisation whose mission as established by law - Biomedical Research Act 14/2007 - is to safeguard human samples and make them available to researchers in the best possible conditions for carrying out their scientific projects, with the aim of supporting biomedical research.

For this, the Biobank guarantees the highest quality in the processing of samples, as well as in their storage and access; bearing in mind that each biological sample is invaluable.

All Biobank activity pays special attention to protecting the legitimate rights of donors, particularly their privacy.