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About us

The Biobanking Core Facility (BCF) at IMTM, located in the heart of Europe's biomedical landscape, stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of biobanking. Established in [1998], we are not only proud affiliates of BBMRI (Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure) but are also closely affiliated with EATRIS, the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine. This dual association positions us at the intersection of advanced biobanking standards and translational research initiatives. We commit ourselves to bridge clinical and research paradigms, ensuring that top-tier specimens are available for transformative research. We uphold the highest ethical standards, placing donor privacy and sample integrity at the forefront of our operations.


Why Choose Us:

  • BBMRI and EATRIS Affiliation: Our ties to both BBMRI and EATRIS reflect our commitment to the highest European standards in biobanking and translational medicine.
  • Quality Assurance: Our dedication to international norms guarantees exemplary sample quality.
  • Rich Repository: Our expansive collection facilitates comprehensive research endeavors.
  • Expert Team: A mix of seasoned professionals brings unmatched expertise to the table.
  • Custom Services: Addressing the varied demands of the research community.
  • Ethical Commitment: Prioritizing ethical practices in all operations.
  • Technological Edge: Merging expertise with cutting-edge technology.
  • Collaborative Ecosystem: Our ties to IMTM, BBMRI, and EATRIS foster academic synergy and knowledge exchange.


Sample Collection

Clinical Collection: Procuring specimens from varied patient groups and conditions.
Population-Based Collection: Sourcing samples from wide-ranging demographics for epidemiological studies.
Specialized Collections: Curating rare or unique specimens tailored to specific research endeavors.

Processing and Storage

Cryopreservation: Advanced cryogenic techniques for prolonged sample longevity.
Lyophilization: Preserving particular specimen types using freeze-drying methods.
Sample processing, extraction of nucleic acids, proteins, metabolites. 
Cell Culture Maintenance: Nurturing living cells for subsequent studies.
Quality Control: Routine evaluations to ascertain sample purity and viability.

Sample Distribution

Online Cataloging: Digital access to our exhaustive sample database.
Customized Requests: Addressing unique research requirements.
Worldwide Shipping: Ensuring the global reach of our specimens.

Data Management

Using advanced Electronic Data Capture (EDC), we emphasize data accuracy through stringent validation processes. Our secure storage ensures data safety and accessibility for reporting.

Ethics and Compliance

Consent Management: Streamlined handling of informed consent processes.
Regulatory Liaison: Aligning with the latest biobanking regulations.
Safety Audits: Regular checks to ensure the adherence to ethical and safety norms.

Training and Workshops

Skill Development: Hands-on training on contemporary biobanking techniques.
Knowledge Sessions: Seminars featuring biobanking and translational medicine experts.
Collaborative Events: Networking opportunities for research collaborations.

Consultancy Services

Project Design: Guidance in sample collection and usage strategies.
Technical Support: Expertise on specimen handling and analysis.
Research Collaboration: Partnerships to broaden the research scope.

Equipment and Infrastructure

Rental Services: Access to our state-of-the-art equipment for external researchers.
Advanced Analytical Services: Modern instruments for specimen analysis.
Clean Rooms: Sterile environments for high-precision operations.

Custom Biobank Development

Design and Setup: Assisting in establishing new biobanks.
Management Protocols: Insights into optimal biobank management.
Software Solutions: Custom IT frameworks for biobanking operations.

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Contact Us:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your clinical research needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you. You can contact us through the following methods:


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  • Location: Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute, Palacky University, Hnevotinska 5, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic


Embedded in the heart of Europe's biomedical research landscape, the Biobanking Core Facility at IMTM is ideally positioned to advance scientific exploration and medical breakthroughs.