Inbiobank is a biobank that aims to isolate and store adult primary stem cells with high quality standards from different human tissues for use by researchers at the national and international level. The traceability of the production process is certified by ISO9001. The cells come from charitable donations at local hospitals to use them in research. Inbiobank currently has the Hospital Donostia (through the Coordinador de Transplantes of the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes, ONT) and Policlínica Gipuzkoa as nodes for sample collection. The biobank is licensed by the Department of Health of the Basque Government.
Recently, given that the biobank is a node of the Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares, several lines of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC-s) have been deposited in Inbiobank. Some of these lines have been produced by the researchers working in Inbiomed; others, however, have been reprogrammed in external research centers, and deposited in the biobank.
Inbiobank acts according to ethical principles collected in the international conventions on human rights and biomedicine, and in accordance with the principles of objectivity, collaboration, integration and solidarity. Inbiobank promotes quality and safety of the procedures performed, maintaining data confidentiality and other ethical requirements regarding the actions carried out, contemplating in its proceedings the principles of precautionary, proportionality and absence of profit.
It has an external scientific advisory committee composed of recognized experts in the field of cell therapy and stem cell research from both the research and public health field, as well as the biotechnology industry field. It is also supervised by the Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica de Euskadi (CEIC-E) as external advisory ethics committee.
For further information and sample requests please contact .
Cell types available:
|G15_AO||Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada (CIMA)|
|G15_D||Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada (CIMA)|
|IB C1 (clon A201)||Inbiobank|
Samples will be provided to any researcher, national or foreign, for a suitable research project approved by the Comisión Técnica of the Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares (BNLC).
Sample requests must come from research projects that have been scientifically approved and hold a favorable report of the corresponding ethics committee (Spanish Law 14/2007 July 3rd, about biomedical research).
Sample requests can be made through email (email@example.com), fax (+34 943308222) or regular mail (Inbiobank, Fundación Inbiomed, Paseo Mikeletegi 81 San Sebastian 20009, Gipuzkoa, Spain), or through the Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares´s webpage.
As for requesting induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), applicants may directly contact the Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares.
Inbiobank may charge a fee representing the costs derived from the expansion, storage and shipping of the cells.