Biobank functions within the Turku University Hospital under the Laboratory Division.
Auria Biobank was the first biobank established in Finland. The biobank has a collection of more than one million biological samples available and used for medical research.
Auria Biobank is located in building Medisiina D in the campus area of the University Hospital and University of Turku. It was founded by the University of Turku and the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa in 2012, and received its operating license from the national authorities in the spring of 2014.
Biobank operations are guided by the Finnish Biobank Act, which secures the rights of donors and facilitates access by researchers to the samples. Samples and personal data may, with the donor’s consent, be collected and stored in biobanks for future research.
Please visit the home page of Auria Biobank.