Finland has extremely advanced biobank legislation, which opens up sample libraries from hospitals and other reasearch institutions for all researchers. When you combine this with our other strengths, such as comprehensive registers and electronic patient records, it means vast new business opportunities.
Our citizens are also exceptionally positive and supportive of scientific research. More than 98% of patiens give permission for their samples to be stored in biobanks. At HUS, this means up to 500 000 new samples every year.