According to the definition given in the Biomedical Research Act 14/2007, a biobank is “a public or private non-profit-making establishment which has a collection of biological samples intended for diagnostic purposes or biomedical research and organized as a technical unit with criteria involving quality, order and allocation”.

CIBERER BIOBANK, hereinafter CBK, is a public-non-profit-making biobank set up by the Center for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER) and located at the Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO). Through being an integral part of the CIBERER, the Biobank has the institutional backing of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

The CBK centralizes the reception of high quality human samples connected with rare diseases in Spain. It also actively involves the research or healthcare professionals who send the samples and disseminates these among national and international research groups in rare diseases. It thus guarantees the scientific repercussion of the samples received.

On the Catalogue section included in this portal, you may find a listing of biological samples available at the CBK to those researchers interested in filing a request.