Biotropical Resources (BIOTROP) is a NOVA University’s biobank located at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as a division of the Global Health and Tropical Medicine R&D Centre (GHTM | IHMT | NOVA).
BIOTROP is a strategic infrastructure, whose main mission is to provide high‐quality biological resources and associated data to support research in health sciences, particularly in infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
This facility is prepared to receive, preserve, and distribute samples according to good laboratory practices and standard operating procedures in strict compliance with ethical and legal frameworks. Standard services as sample management, nucleic acids’ extraction, quantitative or qualitative detection of pathogens and bioinformatics’ analysis can be provided (or other services on request).
BIOTROP is approved by the Data Protection Office from NOVA and integrates the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures as a member of two national networks PT-mBRCN/MIRRI-PT and BIOBANCO.PT.