About Biobank Graz

Biobank Graz

  • is a central research facility of Medical University of Graz
  • is a publicly-owned non-profit organisation supported by public funds
  • is one of the largest clinical biobanks in Europe
  • is actively integrated into biobanking networks (, BBMRI-ERIC)
  • processes, stores and distributes human biological samples and their associated data
  • provides logistics and infrastructure for optimal support of biomedical research worldwide
  • offers samples, data and services for academic, industrial as well as cooperative research
  • works in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and puts the protection of donor rights first
  • pays particular attention to sample and data quality and to the protection of individual rights of donors
  • is ISO 9001:2015 certified

The mission

Biobank Graz supplies high quality clinically annotated human samples to researchers in academic and commercial institutions to foster medically relevant research discoveries and improve treatment options.

Core Activities

  • Trusted Partner for Patients & Scientific Community - Transparent and ethically approved use of donors specimens in research
  • State-of-the-Art Collection & Storage – Centralized automated handling and storing of samples
  • Project Development & Coordination – Support for scientists during all phases of their research studies
  • Access to Samples & Data – Fostering innovations for improved healthcare
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