The Paediatric Biobank for Research was established in 2009 to respond to researchers to promote paediatric translational biomedical research and whose objective is to advance scientific and human knowledge to improve the health of patients.
At the Sant Joan de Déu Foundation, we research to progress in the knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and/or treatment of diseases. The Paediatric Biobank for Research was established in 2009 to respond to our researchers to promote paediatric translational biomedical research and whose objective is to advance scientific and human knowledge to improve the health of our patients.
Our Biobank is committed to promoting biomedical research in paediatrics, at the same centre and being open to other researchers.
We host and manage biological samples intended for research, and the data associated with them, in quality conditions and respecting the rights of patients marked by law. Our goal is to facilitate, promote and develop biomedical research in paediatrics to help in-depth knowledge of diseases and the development of new treatments. Due to the characteristics of our centre, we have an extensive catalogue of samples of minority diseases, including rare and ultrarare diseases.
The biobank was consolidated following the call of the Carlos III Health Institute in 2009 and since 2010 it has been part of the National Biobanking Network and the Catalan Network of Tumor Banks. The biobank has been legally registered with the regional health authorities since February 2013.
The Biobank is located on the 0th floor of the Hospital's Outpatient Building. It shares spaces and infrastructure with the Pathological Anatomy Service, and the storage spaces complement them with freezer rooms on the 0 floor of the Residence building.
Objectives of the Biobank
- Comprehensive management of biological samples, ensuring their traceability, the correct use of the information associated with them and the quality of both the sample and the processing.
- Ensure a proper ethical and legal environment for researchers and donors.
- Promote collaboration between national and international researchers.
- Ensure that the personal data of healthy donors and those derived from research results are protected, following current regulations, at all times guaranteeing their confidentiality.
- Creation of new sample collection circuits for the creation of new collections.
- Support our researchers by providing a wide range of technical processes to support research.