Biobank Graz

Since 2007 Biobank Graz has been the main point of contact for collecting specimens at the Medical University of Graz. Biobank Graz stores body fluids, snap-frozen tissue and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded pieces of tissue from patients of the university departments of University Hospital Graz.

Biobank Graz is an active link between research, medicine and business that supports academic and industrial research partners as best as it can as they develop new therapeutic approaches and diagnostic procedures.

Biobank Graz

Biobank Graz …

  • … makes logistics and infrastructure available to researchers to provide them with the best support possible as they collect, process and store biospecimens and associated data.
  • … is a state-run non-profit organizational unit that receives public funding.
  • … is one of the largest clinical biobanks in Europe.
  • … operates in compliance with current national legislation and regulations and has set protection of patients as its primary goal.
  • … is ISO-9001:2015 certified (QM system).
  • … places the greatest importance on the quality of specimens and data.
Biobank Graz

Core activities

The main responsibilities of Biobank Graz are:

  • To be a reliable partner for patients and researchers: specimens and associated data used transparently and ethically for research
  • To collect and store specimens according to the latest technologies: centralized and automated processing and storage
  • To execute and coordinate projects: support for researchers in all matters
  • To provide access to specimens and data: promotion of innovations for better health care


Biobank Graz provides logistics, infrastructure and know-how for the collection, processing and storage of high quality human biospecimen and associated data. Biobank Graz  supports national and international research by providing samples and data while protecting donor´s rights and considering the interests of cooperation partners with the common goal to develop  approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.