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The INiBICA Biobank Unit is defined as one of the research support platforms whose mission is to act as a link between collecting physicians, researchers and patients who donate biological samples for biomedical research purposes, so that this interaction takes place under the current legal conditions and with the appropriate ethical guarantees. This Unit is part of the Biobank of the Andalusian Public Health System (SSPA), as a provincial node of this Biobank.

The SSPA Biobank is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Families of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Under Decree 1/2013 of January 8, 2013, the SSPA Biobank was created and configured as a "Network Biobank", with a common ethical framework, a single organizational structure and a decentralized activity, integrating research biobanks, tissue banks for therapeutic purposes, transfusion medicine centers and SSPA spaces for the collection, treatment, conservation and management of human biological samples and their associated information. The Biobank is configured in 2 areas, one for care and the other for research. It is a biobank authorized to operate for biomedical research purposes and treatment of biological samples of human origin, with registration number B.0000505 (HUPM) in the National Register of Biobanks (ISCIII), according to the provisions of RD 1716/2011.

The centers that currently make up the INiBICA Biobank in the province of Cádiz are:

  • HUPM Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar (headquarters of the provincial Biobank Unit).
  • HUPR, University Hospital of Puerto Real.
  • HJerez, University Hospital of Jerez de la Frontera.
  • CTTC, Transfusion, Tissue and Cell Center of the province of Cádiz.
  • HLínea, Hospital at La Línea de la Concepción.

The human resources dedicated to the Research Area of the INiBICA Biobank are:

  • A senior technician (Biotechnologist) at the node of HUPM.
  • A laboratory technician specialist at the node of HUPR.

The other centers (HJerez, CTTC, HLínea), perform biobank work in the collection and archiving of samples with the healthcare resources available in the Anatomic Pathology Unit (HJerez and HLínea) or in the CTTC.

The main objective of the INiBICA Biobank is to improve the quality and quantity of donations for the SSPA Biobank, developing in our node an Andalusian reference center for the Registry of Sample Donors for Biomedical Research (RDMI) and Digital Biobank.

The results achieved to date have been satisfactory, since the INiBICA node in the province of Cádiz accounts for 10% of all the activity of the Biobank of the SSPA in the number of parent samples registered.

Services Portfolio

The portfolio of services we offer is structured in 4 main blocks:

1. Provision of human samples for biomedical research and provision of clinical data in compliance with current legislation, selectable according to the clinical and diagnostic criteria specified by the researcher.
2. Processing for the transformation of biological samples according to the procedures and technical requirements commonly used by researchers in their Projects.
3. Custody for the storage of biological samples, with infrastructure and controls that guarantee their integrity, security and traceability.
4. Technical, scientific and ethical advice regarding the collection, storage and management of human samples in biomedical research.
Installation and Infrastructure

The equipment available to the INiBICA Biobank for the development of its functions is as follows:

  • Blast freezing systems (CB-60 Neslab Cryobath).
  • 2 deep freezer cabinets -80ºC with CO2 Bullet and telephone alarm system.
  • 1 microtome.
  • 1 optical microscope.
  • Carving table.
  • Extraction cabinet (laminar flow).
  • Centrifuges.
  • Cryostat.
  • Tissue processor (3).
  • Sample management:
    • Bar code reader Zebra brand and model DS2278, with serial number 18341523402818 and with number in the catalog of approved goods of the Junta de Andalucía LCB 18/6/0047967.
    • Laptop HP brand and model Probook 440 G5, with serial number 5CD8521SSF and with number in the catalog of approved goods of the Junta de Andalucía POR - 18/6/0048090.
    • Label printer TALLY brand and model DL-200, with serial number 914017130016 and number in the catalog of approved goods of the Junta de Andalucía IMP-18/6/0047864.
    • Datacard card printer, model SD160, serial number L19725.
Personnel and Contact Information

Date of update: May 4, 2022.

Provincial address: Marcial García Rojo (marcial.garcia.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es).

The INiBICA Biobank has the following nodes, coordinated to fulfill its mission of obtaining, processing and conserving human biological samples and the information associated with them, always guaranteeing the quality, traceability and security of the samples for their use in research.

HOSPITAL NODE OF PUERTO REAL University Hospital Puerto Real. Pathological Anatomy Service. Ctra. N-IV, Km. 665. 11510 Puerto Real (Cádiz)
Nieves Maira González (section chief) - 615 854 871 marian.maira.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Milagrosa García Nieto (TEAP) 699 092 670 512 672 milaga33@gmail.com
Pilar Plazas Rosillo (laboratory technician) - 699 674 529 pilar.plazas@juntadeandalucia.es
PUERTA DEL MAR HOSPITAL NODE Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar. Pathological Anatomy Service. Basement Floor. Avd. Ana de Viya, 21. 11009 Cádiz
Inmaculada Catalina Fernández (head of service) - 699 857 992 minmacul.catalina.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Antonio Santisteban (coordinator, physician) - 603 470 838 antoniosantistebanespejo@hotmail.com
Laura del Río Álvarez 630 371 699 092 lauradrioa@gmail.com
LA LÍNEA HOSPITAL NODE Hospital de La Línea. Pathological Anatomy Service. Ronda Norte. c/ Gabriel Miró, 108. 11300. La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz)
Raquel Jiménez Peña (section chief) 956 026 545 (489 263) 695 410 398 raquel.jimenez.pena.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Jorge López Sánchez (coordinator, physician) - 615 123 070 jorge.lopez.s.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Cati Aguilar Romero (TEAP) 489 263 - catalina.aguilar.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
PUNTA DE EUROPA HOSPITAL NODE Punta Europa Hospital. Pathological Anatomy Service. Crta de Getares s/n. 11207 Algeciras (Cádiz)
Rosario Guerrero Cauqui (section chief) - 619 751 988 rosario.guerrero.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Francisco Javier Mateo Tellez (TEAP) 956 025 043 616 804 125 laja780@hotmail.com
HOSPITAL NODE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA University Hospital Jerez de la Frontera. Pathological Anatomy Service. Ronda de Circunvalación s/n. 11407 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Marcial García Rojo (head of service) 956 032 313 677 903 719 marcial.garcia.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Chiara María Jiménez Cordero (TEAP) - - rmkiar@hotmail.com
CMTTC NODE OF CÁDIZ (CRTS) Hospital Jerez de la Frontera. Ronda de Circunvalación s/n. 11407 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Miguel Angel Barbero Garces (PC) 956 033 143 (433 143) 748 294 mangel.barbero.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Antonio Chacón Leal 956 033 146 (433 146) - antonio.chacon.leal.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es
Rates
CONCEPT FEE RATE 1 RATE 2 RATE 3
PROVISION OF FRESH SAMPLES_BLOOD / ORGAN (WHOLE DONATION) 21.25€ 22.32€ 26.57€
PROVISION OF FRESH SAMPLES_FRAGMENT TISSUE 2.85€ 3.00€ 3.57€
SECTION PROVISION ON FIXED SLIDE 1.18€ 1.23€ 1.47€
PROVISION OF PRESERVED BODY FLUID 4.00€ 4.2€ 5.00€
SUERUM SUPPLY_500 ul 4.00€ 4.2€ 5.00€
PLASMA SUPPLY_500 ul 7.75€ 8.14€ 9.69€
FRESH SAMPLE SUPPLY_WHOLE BLOOD 7.1€ 7.45€ 8.88€
SUPPLY OF FROZEN TISSUE IN OCT (COMPLETE BLOCK) 7.8€ 8.19€ 9.75€
TISSUE FIXED AND EMBEDDED IN KEROSENE (COMPLETE BLOCK) 7.8€ 8.19€ 9.75€
PROVISION OF CLINICAL, DIAGNOSTIC DATA AVAILABLE in the SSIIs 4.5€ 4.73€ 5.63€
PROVISION OF CLINICAL DATA, DIAGNOSIS TO BE COLLECTED from the SSII assistance 27€ 28.35€ 33.75€
SAMPLE CUSTODY -80ºC (ANNUAL COST PER SAMPLE) 0.07€ 0.07€ 0.09€
CUSTODY OF SAMPLES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 0.35€ 0.37€ 0.44€
RECORD OF SAMPLES IN CUSTODY 0.39€ 0.41€ 0.49€
SAMPLE RELEASE IN CUSTODY 0.27€ 0.28€ 0.34€
SAMPLE INPUT/OUTPUT MANAGEMENT (CUSTOMIZED SERVICE) "RATE DEPENDENT ON INVESTIGATOR'S REQUIREMENTS". "RATE DEPENDENT ON INVESTIGATOR'S REQUIREMENTS". "RATE DEPENDENT ON INVESTIGATOR'S REQUIREMENTS".