UBiLim is a collaboration between Hasselt University, Hospital East-Limburg and Jessa Hospital and is established to support translational research carried out by the three partners. UBiLim, however, also makes its facilities available to researchers from other hospitals or research institutes. The central storage facility of UBiLim is located at the Jessa Hospital. There are also storage facilities in the partner institutions Hasselt University and Hospital East-Limburg.
The goal of UBiLim is to collect, process and store high-quality biological material together with its associated data; and to make the stored biological material available for a broad group of clinically relevant studies.
To this end, UBiLim applies the highest standards regarding biobanking. All activities of UBiLim, carried out at the various locations, are executed according to the law of 19/12/2008 and following, and reconciled to the (inter)national guidelines on biobanking and research, including those at Flemish (Center for Medical Innovation) and European level (ESFRI, ECRIN, ...).