Visits to the Biobank in Helsinki

Helsinki University Hospital’s digital archives cover 27 million patient visits from over 20 years. Their historical biobank contains over 1.9 million samples.

Combined with the Finnish system of national identification numbers and our vast national registers, this means a treasure trove for research and product development.

Biobanks consisting of human biological samples with associated medical data represent a vital resource in unravelling the etiology of diseases, identification and validation of new diagnostic methods as well as advancing personalized medicine. Due to our progressive legislation, national health registers and the high degree of public trust in research, Finland is a forerunner in biobanking.

Biobanking is not only about collecting and storing samples. It is all about building a comprehensive and systematic approach to managing samples, sample donor data and data generated by deep molecular profiling. This has created a need for professional sample storage services that allow rapid access to high-quality samples and associated data.

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University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+


The purpose of HY+ organization is to improve the future world and well-being of people through enhancing learning, knowledge sharing, and development.


UniVisits are targeted to professionals in diverse fields wishing to learn state-of-the-art know-how in their own area. Based on the expertise of the eleven faculties of the University of Helsinki, we design customised programmes to meet the needs of each visit group.

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32)

FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Switchboard: +358 294 1911