The IGTP-HUGTP Biobank is a non-profit making public institution. It holds several collections of biological samples and works within the hospital system regarding ethical and legal regulation. Its mission is to promote research along the supply chain from basic to translational by providing access to the scientific community to samples and associated data.
The Biobank was authorized by the Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia on 15 April 2013 and subsequently it was registered with the Spanish National Register of Biobanks at the Instituto Carlos III (B.0000643), this guarantees traceability, quality and safety for the data, processes and samples.
IGTP-HUGTP Biobanc forms part of the Catalan Network of Biobanks and part of the National Network of Biobanks, which is a stable network for scientific cooperation co-financed by the Instituto Carlos III as an initiative of the National Health System (SNS).