KI Biobank is a core facility offering sample collection services. KI Biobank is located at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
KI Biobank offer infrastructure for pre analytical sample handling and provide researchers guidance on how samples should be taken and labeled. The processes comprise registration, handling, storage and distribution of samples. KI Biobank also offers DNA-extraction from blood and saliva. In order to insure complete traceability on samples and belonging information all processes are controlled by a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
For every new study a contract is established describing the study and the disposition rights. We also help in writing Biobank agreements including multicenteravtal and Material Transfer Agreement. KI Biobank is, according to the Biobank law, responsible for all sample collections handled within the core facility and those that are stored on the departments on KI campus. Clinical sample collections are handled by the Biobank units at the respective hospitals within the Stockholm County Council.