Uppsala Biobank is the only biobank in Uppsala County and is shared by Uppsala County Council and Uppsala University. It is responsible for all biobank samples and sample collections for the principal. Sample collections include research sample collections as well as sample collections intended for care, diagnostics and treatment (CDT).
Uppsala Biobank offers biobank advisory services free of charge and provides training in practical application of the laws and regulations governing biobank samples. Uppsala Biobank also provides services such as collection of biobank samples, storage of samples (Freezer Hotel) as well as an IT system for sample management. As the first biobank in Sweden, Uppsala Biobank has, in collaboration with the Uppsala University Hospital Laboratory, developed innovative and unique logistics solutions in which the hospital infrastructure is used for resource-efficient biobanking. This logistics solution is known as Hospital Integrated Biobanking and enables collection of biobank samples via the hospital. You can watch a short film on the Hospital Integrated Biobanking on our web site.
Uppsala Biobank can assist with:
- Advice on biobank questions
- Sample handling
- Sample storage in our Freezer Hotel
- Information and training services
- IT support to safeguard traceability and data linked to biobank samples