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The Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron Biobank (HUVH Biobank) is a research support unit that collects human biological samples for biomedical research purposes in compliance with current legislation, and whose objective is to make available to the scientific community the biological material necessary for research in optimal conditions to ensure competitiveness and research excellence.

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Strategic plan: Our mission

The HUVH Biobank is a platform that works to obtain, store, manage and distribute large collections of biological samples of high interest in Vall d'Hebron conceived for biomedical research purposes, and that it is organized as a technical unit with quality, order and destination criteria; that guarantees the rights of donors and enables the work of researchers to whom it also offers technical advice on research projects that collect human samples.

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Where do we want to go

We want to be a national and international referencein Biobanks and support biomedical research projects of the researchers of the Vall d'Hebron Campus in a sustainable way.

The values on which the HUVH Biobank is based are commitment, ethics, quality, exigency and efficiency.


Consult which professionals make up the External Ethics Committee attached to the CEIm of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital.



Consult the 14 collections of samples that are part of the Vall d'Hebron Biobank.

Tumour Bank

Cardiology Bank

Neurological Tissue Bank

Digestive Pathologies Bank

Nephrology Bank

Fetal tissue bank


Pediatric Endocrinology Bank

Immunology Bank

Bank of Gestational Pathologies

Pulmonary Bank

Sepsis Bank

Obesity Bank

Neurodegenerative Pathologies Bank

Do you want to know our services?

In this space you will find the services that the Biobank offers to the research groups.

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Consult the Biobank's current rates as well as the historical ones.

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Core Facilities Current Rates

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Core Facilities 2022 Rates

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Biobanc 2019 rates

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Biobanc 2017 rates

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Samples for biomedical research

Biomedical research is a key tool for improving knowledge of diseases and for developing methods of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases that improve the quality and life expectancy of human beings. For this reason, in recent years there has been a growing interest in having biological samples of human origin from various pathologies.

In order to regulate the correct collection, storage and use of biological samples of human origin and to promote their use in biomedical research following appropriate ethical and scientific practices, the Biomedical Research Law (Law 14/2007 of July 3, 2007, on Biomedical Research) was approved and subsequently, the Royal Decree 1716/2011 on the development of the Biomedical Research Law.

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The University Hospital Vall d'Hebron's Biobank was authorized on April 2, 2013, by the Directorate-General for Health Planning and Research of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

It is registered in the National Register of Biobanks (Biobanks section) and is part of the National Biobanks Network and the Biobanks and Biomodels Platform, promoted by the Carlos III Health Institute, and financier of the HUVH Biobank.

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On January 24, a session was held to explain what these three-dimensional models are and what advantages they have, as well as to review some of their applications in research.


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