Stem Cell Bank

The Barcelona Stem Cell Bank (B-SCB) is a node of the Spanish National Stem Cell Bank/ Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares (BNLC), constituted by 3 nodes together with the nodes of Valencia (Centro de Investigación Principe Felipe) and Granada (Biobanco del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía).

Established in 2005, the Barcelona Stem Cell Bank has as main objectives the generation of human Pluripotent Stem Cells, both human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESC) and human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSC) for research and future clinical application, including the derivation, characterization, banking and registration of such lines for use by national and international scientists.

The activity of the B-SCB covers four main areas:
  • hPSC generation and characterization
  • hPSC banking
  • Regulation
  • Training

Keywords

Embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, reprogramming, pluripotency, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, stem cell banking

Contact

blc@idibell.cat