Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida_IRBLleida

The main mission of the IRBLleida’s Biobank is to promote, facilitate and contribute to the development of excellence biomedical research. Biobank’s tasks are focused on the procurement, storage, management and distribution of large collections of standardised and well-characterised human biological samples. The Biobank provides many services, giving support to researchers in the Lleida sanitary region, and to other public or private research groups. Our centre counts with a great number of animal models and also with standard facilities for translational research and continuous training of health care professionals, main reasons why we are part of the new Spanish Biobanks and Biomodels Platform.


• Biobank
o Tumor Bank Collections: colon, endometrium, ovary, kidney, stomach, liver, brain, pancreas, lung, skin, bladder, thyroid and others
o Samples of blood products from neurological, respiratory, metabolic and neoplastic diseases
o Quality control of biological samples (DNA and RNA)
o Processing of frozen or paraffin-embedded OCT tissues
o Molecular techniques (extraction of nucleic acids from peripheral blood, tissue)
• Animal models
o Facilities for long-term animal survival housing (Sus scrofa domesticus)
o Complete equipment for endoscopic surgery and interventional radiology
o Facilities for the maintenance of rodents (Mus musculus) during experimental and anesthetic procedures

Responsible name and surname

Xavier Matias-Guiu / Maria Ruiz Miró

Postal address

Av. Alcalde Rovira Roure, 80 - 25198 Lleida