Medizinische Universität Graz

Biobank Graz

  • is a central research facility of Medical University of Graz
  • is a publicly-owned non-profit organisation supported by public funds
  • collects, processes, stores and distributes human biological samples and their associated data
  • provides logistics and infrastructure for optimal support of biomedical research worldwide
  • is “Research Biobank of the Year” (ESBB, 2014)
  • is "Best European Academic Biobank 2016" as winner of the International Life Science Awards 2016
  • is one of the largest clinical biobanks in Europe
  • is actively integrated into biobanking networks (, BBMRI-ERIC, ISBER, ESBB).


  • contains more than 20 million human samples (formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks and slides, fresh frozen tissues as well as a variety of fluid samples such as blood, serum, plasma, buffy coat, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, follicular fluid and seminal fluid) as well as the associated, even follow-up clinical data of donors
  • includes a cross-sectional biobank (with FFPE samples collected for more than 30 years) as well as a disease-focused clinical biobank (with oncological serum samples collected for more than 20 years)
  • supports and offers samples for academic, industrial as well as cooperative research
  • runs database systems in accordance with data protection policies and legislation protecting donor rights
  • pays particular attention to sample and data quality and to the protection of individual rights of donors
  • is ISO 9001:2008 certified




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