More about our biobank
A biobank is an infrastructure capable of guarding a collection of human biological material, in which samples associated with information on the state of health or human lifestyles are identified, collected, stored and distributed. The purpose of the biobank is to facilitate biomedical or epidemiological research, since the samples are organized with criteria of quality, order and traceability.
Our biobank contains nearly 13,000 biological samples from our preconception cohort. We have samples of urine, plasma, saliva, cervicovaginal fluid from the conceptional and non-conceptional menstrual cycle. In addition to biological samples of cord blood and placenta from each of the children born in our cohorts. Each of these samples is stored in a highly standardized and organized way in freezers within the MELISA Institute infrastructure.