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The Biobank platform is a biological sample repository available to IISPV researchers, external researchers or other personnel who require our services.

  1. Creating a new sample collection: advice on current legislation on use and storage of biological samples, protocols, type of specimens to process and storage optimisation.
  2. Temporary and long term registration and storage of biological samples.
  3. Processing of solid and liquid biological samples.
  4. Sample processing such asseparation of blood cells, isolation of DNA and RNA, serum / plasma and tissues, among others.
  5. Transformation of lymphocytes in lymphoblastoid lines through the Virus Epstein Barr technique.
  6. Shipment of biological samples to other destinations (national and international) following IATA requirements.
  7. Management and quality control of private collections.

IISPV Biobank facilities

The IISPV Biobank is under a single governance framework that manages three sites in Reus,Tarragona and Tortosa.

Reus (Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan)

  • Scientific coordinator: Elisabet Vilella
  • Technical coordination: Núria Palau and Lídia Figuera
  • Staff: Carme Arbós and Jordina Saladié
  • Address: Biobanc IISPV-Reus. Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan. C/ Sant Joan, s/n. 43201 Reus.
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 977 310 300 ext 5603
  • Equipment: 3 x freezers at -150°C, 12 x freezers at -86°C, 2 x freezers at -20°C, 3 x Centrifuges, 1 x 8-channel Robot, 1 x BIO2A biological safety cabinet, 2 x CO2 incubators, 1 x NanoDrop Spectrophotometer, 2 x thermostatic baths.

Tarragona (Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII)

  • Scientific coordinator: Joan Josep Sirvent
  • Technical coordination: Lluís Gallart
  • Staff: Miriam Campos and Igancio Velasco
  • Address: Mallafré Guasch, 4
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 977 29 58 23
  • Equipment: 1 x freezer -150°C, 12 x freezers -86°C, 5 x freezers -20°C, 1x 24K vN2 Tank, 1 x IceCube 14S progressive criofreeze system, 1 x eCentron atmosphere control and monitor, 2 x centrifuges, 1 x BioStar Plus biological safety cabinet, 1 x CO2 incubator.

Tortosa (Hospital Universitari Verge de la Cinta)

  • Scientific coordinator: Dr. Ramon Bosch Príncep
  • Technical coordination: Dra. Marylène Lejeune
  • Staff: Sra. Bárbara Tomás Arasa
  • Address: BioBanco HTVC - Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta -  C/ Esplanetes, 14 – 43500 Tortosa
  • Email:,
  • Telephone: 977 519 104 (extensió 2231 – 2304)
  • Equipment: 2 x freezers -86°C, 2 x freezers -20°C, 1 x extraction bell, 1 x BIO2A biological safety cabinet, 1 x centrifuge, 1 x liquid nitrogen tank.


IISPVInstitut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV)

Work Center for R&D&I in Nutrition and Health
Avda. de la Universitat, 1 - Second floor
E-43204 Reus (Tarragona)

Tel. Work+34 977 75 93 94 http://www.iispv.cat

Generalitat de Catalunya

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Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus

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HR Excellence in Research

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