Medical University of Innsbruck & Biobank Innsbruck
About Medical University of Innsbruck

The Medical University of Innsbruck is the central medical research and training facility in Western Austria. The main objectives are to provide top quality teaching and training, world-class research and continuous advancements in top-flight medicine. The Medical University of Innsbruck provides learning and research opportunities for 3,000 international students and 2,000 employees and runs a close cooperation with the local Hospital Management Institution, Tirol Kliniken Gmbh.

About Biobank Innsbruck

Together with the Tirol Kliniken, the Medical University of Innsbruck has decided to merge the existing biobanks of the institutes and departments to form Biobank Innsbruck. The consolidation results in economies of scale, which have a positive effect on costs. For a consistently high and constant sample quality, the use of nitrogen is state-of-the-art. Nitrogen storage is increasingly required by journals for experiments. The goal of the Biobank Innsbruck is to promote networked research between the institutes, because an overview of all stored samples exists and the samples can be searched and found programmatically. For certain persons of the institutes and departments, sample and/or patient data of their organizational unit can be viewed in the software. The software is installed on a server at the Medical University of Innsbruck and is internally accessible via a web interface. Subsequently, the Biobank Innsbruck should attract additional research funding and increase the number of publications. The Biobank Innsbruck should become the largest biobank in Western Austria. It supports clinical research in the public interest, in order to develop gentler and more successful therapy methods to cure patients, or to extend the survival time of patients or to increase their symptom-free time.


Biobank Innsbruck contributes to various national and international research projects (examples below):


Biobank Innsbruck

Institut für Pathologie, Neuropathologie und Molekularpathologie

Müllerstraße 44/1, 6020 Innsbruck