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IdiPAZ’s Biobank main objective is to promote biomedical research, which will increase and enhance the quality of scientific production in Spain.
Biobank’s work is specialized in the management of human biological samples for biomedical research (register, processing, storage and final assignment) in compliance with Spain’s present legislation Law14/2007 on Biomedical Research and the Royal Decree of Biobanks 1716/2011. Thus the confidentiality of the samples and associated data will be guaranteed. IdiPAZ’s Biobank also offers the scientific community the use of its equipment and the support of its professionals through an extensive offer of samples and services.
  • Technical and scientific assesstment:
    • Collection and management of new collection
    • Work Methodology/ Methods
    • Quality Control of DNA/ARN sample treatment
    • Expert training to use Biobank management system
  • Sample/collection management:
    • Coordinating a collection of samples in multiple study/researh centers
    • Sample reception and codification
    • Storage of preexisting samples 
    • Management and control of Informed Consent (CI) and/or clinic`s regarding samples
    • Aliquot of blood/salines/plasma/other liquids
  • Histology techniques:
    • Making paraffin block
    • Making frozen tissue blocks
    • Paraffin/frozen cuts
    • Hematoxylin and eosion stain (H&E)
  • Cell techniques:
    • Purifying and freezing of mononuclear cells of peripheral blood (PMBCs)
  • Molecular techniques:
    • DNA and RNA blood extraction
    • DNA and RNA extraction from frozen tissue and paraffin
    • DNA and RNA quantification via spectrophotometer (NANODROP)
Scientific Director
María Eugenia García Fernández
Technical Coordinator
Marina Arranz Álvarez
Pathology and Cytology Technician:
Álvaro Pelayo Martínez
Clinical Analysis Technician
Elisabeth Moreno Lorenzo
Marina Arranz Álvarez
Technical Coordinator
+34 91 207 11 91
Access Procedures

Researchers who wish to deposit their collections in IdiPAZ`Biobank will have to sign an agreement of sample deposit (in which the terms and conditions under which the Biobank will deposit the samples) and in agreement with the existing legislation on the subject.

On the other hand researchers who wish to use our samples will have to sign a Transfer Agreement (Material Transfer Agreement) specifying the terms and conditions under which the Biobank will grant the samples. 

Regular fees are available at