The Swedish Biobank Act
Within the biobank, we protect your samples in accordance with the Swedish Biobank Act.
The act governs how human samples can be stored and used.
The act is designed to protect the sample provider’s personal privacy when collecting, storing and using these samples. At the same time, the act also ensures that medical research has access to sample material for developing healthcare.
According to the Act on Biobanks in Medical Care (2002:297), also known as the Swedish Biobank Act, a biobank is defined as a collection of biological material, stored for one or more purposes, together with information about this material. Biobanks can consist of one or more sample collections, and the sample collections can be either research sample collections or sample collections for a patient’s own care, diagnosis and treatment.