Pulmonary Biobank Consortium

The Pulmonary Biobank Consortium is a transversal, public and non-profit- structure driven by  CIBER Respiratory Diseases , with the volunteer participation of hospitals which are able to provide samples and relevant clinical information from patients attending for medical reasons (ref. B.0000471 Spanish Biobank Register - ISCIII). Biobank activity began in 2008 and it is certificated by ISO 9001:2008 regulation since 2012.

Pulmonary Biobank Consortium works in coordination with hospital biobanks and research institutions to:

  • Attend researchers needs.
  • Consolidate  quality  samples in pre-analytical processes to minimize artefacts and variations between lots of samples.
  • Cooperate and take part in similar cooperative structures.

Biobank aim is to provide quality samples and data to national and international researchers

Organisation chart

Cooperative Groups

Services available

  • Supply of: 
    • Tissue and haemoderivative samples with strict quality criteria.
    • Standardised clinical data established by consensus.
    • DICOM Images (Computerised Tomography).
  • Centralized storage of sample collections.
  • Management of national and international shipments.
  • Setting up new collections in multi-centre studies.
  • Control, monitoring and audits multi-center collections.
  • On-line platform for registration of standardized data.
  • Establishing quality management systems.
  • Support on ethical-legal aspects.
  • Scientific-technical advice for  use and creation new collections.
  • Support formanagement and creation of biobanks.

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