IMID Biobank

IMIDomics has access to the IMID-Biobank, a dynamic, high-quality ISO certified biobank ensures the availability of high-quality biological products to be analyzed using cutting-edge technologies

The IMID-Biobank of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital is a reference public biobank specialized in the logistics of biomedical research projects (processing, storage and management of biological samples) focused on prevalent IMIDs including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, among others. The ultimate goal of the IMID-Biobank is to promote high-quality research on IMIDs that can be translated into an improvement in the patients’ quality of life

The biobank processes biological samples obtained from large cross-sectional and longitudinal cohorts (>15,000 IMID patients and growing) according to ISO9001 certified standard procedures and stores high quality biological biospecimens such as DNA, RNA, plasma, serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, saliva, dried blood spots (FTA cards), cell fraction/buffy coat and urine. At present, the biobank is expanding its collection with samples from IMID target tissues.

The IMID-Biobank created in 2007 is located in the Barcelona Science Park and operates according to the current Spanish and European legislation on biomedical research and data protection