Helsinki Biobank collects and preserves high quality human samples. On
the basis of applications we provide samples and related clinical data for high
quality medical research and development. In addition, we serve research
projects in the preparation of histological samples (clips, stains, TMA),
digital pathology, and data analysis.
We are Finland's largest hospital biobank and part of Helsinki
University Hospital (HUS). Blood samples have already been collected to
researchers from more than 65,000 patients who have given their biobank
consent. Approximately one million patient diagnostic formalin fixed paraffin
embedded tissue samples (FFPE) have been transferred to the biobank sample
Freshly frozen tissue samples (FF) have been collected from over 1,500
patients, from breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer patients
among others. The most recent sample type is the liquid biopsy from cancer
patients, i.e. plasma containing free cellular DNA (cfDNA).
Our goal is to enable and support medical research with comprehensive,