Based in the heart of Europe, IBBL is a not-for-profit biobank dedicated to supporting biomedical research.
Created in 2008 as part of the national ‘Health Sciences and Technologies’ Action Plan, IBBL plays a central role in developing Luxembourg as a centre of excellence in biomedical research, and bringing personalised medicine to its citizens.
At IBBL, we make our advanced infrastructure and highly qualified staff available to clients, offering a wide range of biobanking, laboratory and informatics services.
We offer sample collection, storage, processing, and testing, as well as biospecimen quality assurance related services, including Proficiency testing. We are ISO 9001 and NF S 96-900 certified and our operations comply with ISO 17025 and ISO 17043. Only a selection of our services are listed on the Science Exchange site. Volume and academic discounts are available.
IBBL participates in large multinational research programmes and is the ideal biobanking partner for European Research Programmes such as the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), Horizon 2020 and the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI).
In our European laboratories, IBBL offers high throughput, validated DNA extraction from blood, tissue or saliva using Chemagen technology with Perkin Elmer liquid handling. Reduced researcher price from 48€.
Samples can be provided as whole blood or derived product eg buffy coat. Price includes DNA quantification by spectrofluorometry.
Validated DNA extraction from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tissue: 80€ per Sample, supervised by our in-house Pathologists. Volume and academic discounts available.
Metagenomic DNA extraction; 50€ per Sample
High throughput, validated metagenomic DNA extraction from stool samples is available using our Chemagen platform with Perkin Elmer liquid handling.. Further 16S rRNA gene analysis of the output DNA is available using Illumina miSeq sequencing platform. Price for gene analysis is dependant on the number of samples to be analysed however, reduced researcher pricing results in prices as low as 150€.
In our European laboratories, IBBL offers both spectrofluorometry and spectrophotometry DNA Quantification. Additionally, targeted human or bacterial DNA quantification by qPCR is available using different PCR assays. Reduced researcher prices from 6€, price based on volume.
Based in Luxembourg we offer viable Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell isolation from whole blood, performed either manually or automated using a validated automated process on a Tecan Liquid Handler. Volume and academic discounts available. Price from 100€ per sample.
In our European laboratories, we offer RNA extraction from blood, cells or tissue using high throughput, validated processing methods on either QIAgen QIAcube or QIAgen Biorobot. Variable pricing dependant on primary sample type and number of samples to be processed. On average pricing for researchers 45€.
RNA extraction from FFPE
Total RNA (mRNA/miRNA) extraction from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded tissue using QIAgen QIAcube. This process is performed under the supervision of one of our in-house Pathologists. The price is dependant on the number of samples to be processed. On average, reduced researcher price is 80€
Based in Europe, we offer RNA quantification by spectrofluorometry and RNA qualification by integrity measurement of rRNA (RIN) and mRNA (different qRT PCR assays) are available both on samples processed within IBBL and samples transferred to us form external processing laboratories. Reduced researcher price from €30 per sample
In our European laboratories we offer 16S rRNA gene sequencing with Illumina MiSeq. Price dependant on number of samples to be analysed, however, reduced researcher pricing results in prices as low as 75€
Based in Europe and endorsed by ISBER (International Society for Environmental and Biological Repositories), IBBL provides a biospecimen Proficiency Testing (PT) programme to laboratories working with biospecimens, including biorepositories, research organisations and bioservice providers.
The PT programme allows laboratories working with biospecimens to compare their performance to that of other expert laboratories from different sectors all over the world. PT works as an external quality assessment tool to verify the accuracy, precision and efficiency of laboratories’ processing and testing methods.
IBBL acts as a proficiency testing provider through the production of reference materials, organisation of all the logistics and management of the value assignment, as well as statistical analysis and evaluation of performance.
Please contact us if you are interested in receiving a quotation for participation in this years programme.
Based in Europe IBBL offers Gene expression analysis of miRNA using the Wafergen SmartChip™ real-time polymerase chain reaction thermocycler.
The SmartChip Human MicroRNA Panel consists of 1100 microRNA-specific assays for expression studies (in quadruplicate). Panel is designed against miRBase V16 and contains an additional 11 endogenous and 6 exogenous controls for data quality.
Service provided: from RNA extraction to data analysis
Samples can be provided for RNA extraction or as RNA already extracted. Price depends on service(s) required and the number of samples.
In our European laboratories, we have an Epsilon 2-4 LSC lyophilizer for in-house projects run by an experienced cryobiologist. We would like to make it available for other people to use as a service. Volume and academic discounts available.
It can accommodate anything from a PCR tube to device/article/vessel/flask up to
25cm x 25cm x 45cm
The Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg is based in Europe. It is able to provide sample collection, processing, logistics and storage facilities for all human sample types. Our projects are allocated to a dedicated Project Manager who advises on the project development and sample management of your research project.
In the context of a research project, our European laboratories provide automated, validated sample processing of blood, plasma, serum, urine, saliva, CSF and stool. All samples are processed into multiple aliquots (typically 220ul) to ensure duplicate samples are available for all the researchers needs. Processing can be undertaken either in real time or in batches suitable to the requesting organisation.
Quantification by Serum Integrity Biomarker (SIB) measurement, serum fingerprinting, plasma and CSF haemoglobin measurement, urea creatinine and cystatin C measurement are available at an additional cost.
Sample storage is available in our European laboratories for all sample types in temperatures between ambient to -196°C.
Pricing dependent on the number of samples and the duration of storage. Please contact us for more details.
In our European laboratories, our in house pathology team are able to provide sectioning of Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded blocks to the requirements of researchers. All pathology work is performed under the supervision of one of our in-house Pathologists.
Based in Luxembourg, Europe: our pathology team offer qualification of tissue samples either by histological QC (tumour, stroma, necrosis) IHC or molecular extractions. Please contact us so we can discuss your needs.
In our European laboratories, IBBL conducts cellular assays which can be used to test the metabolic and life cycle processes of cells. The cellular assay services we offer include:
Based in Europe, IBBL works on the development and validation of customised new assays, to measure the quantity of a variety of substances in the body. Some of the assays which IBBL is capable of constructing include:
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Services
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