Tissue Bank Bern TBB

The Tissue Bank Bern manages samples and information from patients of the Inselspital and other hospitals in the catchment area of the Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, according to the guidelines of the Human Research Act (HFG) and international guidelines.


The demand for high quality and clinically documented samples is increasing, as an extraordinary amount of biomarker research activities are taking place in the field of personalised medical research.


The aim of TBB is to provide the research community with high quality tissue for research purposes. This is done through optimal sample collection, storage, distribution and documentation.


TBB is an active core facility, with a rising number of prospective and retrospective projects as well as customized collections, implying strong multi-institutional and cross-departmental collaboration