Auria biobank samples

There are roughly one million human biological samples stored in Auria Biobank, a considerable proportion of which are cancer samples. Biobank samples are collected in connection with normal health-care and medical examinations. They are stored in the biobank until they are needed for research.

The samples assigned for research are always encoded, which means individual donors cannot be identified from the samples. Upon completion of the research, the raw data collected or the sample-specific, analysed results are returned to the biobank. This means the information connected to the sample “accrues interest”, and the sample or the research information it has provided can be used in subsequent research.