Fundacion Publica Andaluza Progreso y Salud

The Andalusian Public Foundation Progreso y Salud (FPS) belongs to the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policies. It is the central entity which provides services to the Andalusian Public Health System (SSPA) through three areas of activity: support and manage of research; ICT development; and training and professional competence evaluation. Besides FPS gives legal personality to different initiatives and platforms of the Regional Government, like the Biobank of the Andalucian Public Health System


Biobank of the Andalusian Public Health System

The Biobank of the Andalusian Public Health System (SSPA) was set up to help to optimize patient therapeutic procedures and to promote biomedical research, while protecting the donor citizens’ samples and/or clinical data used in health care and research. It operates within a decentralized activity network under a common ethical frame, a unique organizational structure.  The Biobank of the SSPA integrates all blood and tissue banks with therapeutic purposes, centres of medicinal transfusions and spaces of the SSPA intended for the collection, treatment, storage and management of human biological samples and associated data for research purposes (26 connected nodes).

Its mission is to offer to the user the highest and best options of blood products or derivatives, tissues and substances or biological samples of human origin, both for health care use and research within a modern structure, adaptable, competitive and capable of responding to any requirements and expectations in this field.

The SSPA Biobank has three main areas: Blood and derivatives, Tissues and samples for clinical use, and Tissues and samples/data for research.

The SSPA Biobank has over 800.000 stored biological samples in different formats (aliquots, blood, urine, DNA, plasma, serum, tumor, hair, tears, cerebrospinal fluid, etc) from a wide variety of patients and healthy people.

Annually, the SSPA Biobank provides samples to more than 200 national and international projects, and distributes more than 10.000 bio-resources.

Key staff involved in EBiSC

Blanca Miranda (Director of the Andalusian Public Health System Biobank) –

Ines Aroca (Technician of the Andalusian Public Health System Biobank) –

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