The University Hospital of Salamanca Biobank is a research support unit fostering leading-edge biomedical research by collecting, processing, storing and sharing biospecimen repositories, together with the data associated with said samples.

Biomedical research is crucial to improve life expectancy in our society. The IBSAL was established to create an environment for biomedical research, targeting the clinical, epidemiological and health services themes. The institute integrates and coordinates the research carried out at the University Hospital of Salamanca, the Primary Health Care services and the biomedical departments of the University of Salamanca, including the Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y León and the Institute of Cancer Molecular and Cellular Biology.

In the last few years we have seen an increased interest in accessing samples of different pathological conditions for research. The Biobank aims to, progressively, integrate all biobanks in the Salamanca biomedical area (the University Hospital of Salamanca, the Institute of Cancer Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y León) with the CCRB National DNA database.

The Biobank is part of the Castilla y León network (BBCyL), which has been establish as a biobanking network (art. 17.1 of the Spanish Royal Decree 1716/2011). This Royal Decree established the basic requirements for the authorisation and operation of biobanks with a biomedical research purpose, ensuring the correct management of human biological samples, in addition to the operation and management of the national registry of biobanks for biomedical research.

This platform is equipped with Vitro's complete biobank information management system, which allows us to label samples with a barcode, process them with lab robots and store them in tubes individually labelled with 2D codes to ensure their correct identification and traceability. This system also offers specific and strict control measures, such as controlling access with user codes and personal passwords or regular access control inspections to guarantee there have not been any unauthorized interferences.

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