Why Finland?

A national commitment to personalised medicine

For several decades, significant public funds have been invested in health research and Finland frequently sits at the top of international life sciences. However, the challenge is to translate research effort and investment into real societal benefits. To this end, the Finnish government is driving innovation in personalised medicine, with a biobank ecosystem at its core.

Clear government objectives to be recognised worldwide as:

Advantages of Finland as a biobank location

Finland occupies a unique position as a biobank research location and has clear legislation to protect privacy and commercial confidentiality:

Universities and university hospitals have been challenged by government to deliver competence centres and ecosystems in biobanking, cancer research, genetic data and drug development to increase the efficiency and impact of ongoing and future research. More detailed information on Finland’s health strategy can be found here