In addition to its primary role as a sample repository, the Biobank of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona – IDIBAPS serves as a support platform where researchers may request services related to the collection and handling of biological samples.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE BIOBANK:

TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ADVICE

  • Creation and management of new collections
  • Methodology (technical guidance)
  • Experimental design with human and animal tissue samples
  • Design and interpretation of immunohistochemical studies
  • Quality management programmes
  • Harmonization of quality procedures for the handling of DNA samples
  • Technical assessment for the manipulation of the Biobank equipment (microdissector and morphometre)

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Collection management of multicentre studies
  • Storage of pre-existing collections

HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

  • Processing of frozen and paraffin embedded tissues (macroscopy, cryopreservation, paraffin blocks)
  • Lasser microdissection
  • Tissue microarrays (TMA)
  • Histological staining
  • Definitive neuropathological diagnosis of neurological diseases

CELLULAR TECHNIQUES

  • Purification and cryopreservation of mononuclear cells
  • Immortalization of B lymphocytes
  • Explant obtaining

MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES

  • DNA extraction from peripheral blood
  • DNA/RNA/protein extraction from tissue (frozen and paraffin embedded)
  • WGA
  • Serum and plasma isolation

Researchers who wish to store their collections at the biobank facilities, or who request samples from us, must sign a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), which specifies the terms and conditions under which samples may be stored at the biobank.

Contact:

Anna Bosch, Biobank Coordinator

Tel.: 93 227 54 00 (Ext. 4303 / 4300)

abosch1(ELIMINAR)@clinic.ub.es

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