The biobank from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital has implemented a new system in order to ease and speed up the reception of blood and urine samples extracted at the hospital in order to use them in research.

This new proceeding, which is integrated in the hospital’s circuit, makes easier for the doctor to ask for a Biobank analysis of a sample, as it’s only one click away, and always with the patients consent. Thanks to this new system, the samples will arrive correctly labeled and work will be easier for the researchers, who were the ones in charge of asking the medical staff to extract and send the samples for their studies.

The Cardiocirculatory Pathology group, headed by Dr. David García-Dorado, is already taking profit of this system. Actually, the Cardiology Bank of the Biobank is integrated within healthcare and research activity from the Cardiology service and is a key piece of the PRECISED project; an integrated excellence project from Instituto de Salud Carlos III, in which eight VHIR groups work to prevent isquemic cardiovascular accidents in diabetic patients.

For Dr. García-Dorado, the start of the Cardiology Bank “opens new horizons for cardiovascular research in the molecular medicine era, which is a remarkable landmark in our group’s history”.

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