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Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Medisiina D
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520 Turku

Postal address

P.O. BOX 52
20521 Turku

Service hours

Mo–Fr 8:00–16:00

A biobank is a unit that operates within a hospital. Auria Biobank is part of Tyks Laboratories result group.

When you give your consent to the biobank, samples taken from you in connection with your treatment, as well as the related information, are stored in the biobank.

This means that your biobank samples contribute to medical research aimed at developing new medications and forms of treatment.

Laboratoriohoitaja pitää kädessään kudosleikelasia.

Auria Biobank was the first biobank established in Finland. The biobank has a collection of more than one million biological samples available and used for medical research.

Auria Biobank is located in building Medisiina D in the campus area of the University Hospital and University of Turku. It was founded by the University of Turku and the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa in 2012, and received its operating license from the national authorities in the spring of 2014.

Biobank operations are guided by the Finnish Biobank Act, which secures the rights of donors and facilitates access by researchers to the samples. Samples and personal data may, with the donor’s consent, be collected and stored in biobanks for future research.