Human Hepatocytes


Cytes Biotechnologies, S.L. offers several services to the research community, based on cells isolation and in vitro models. All this services can be provided indepently or as part of research projects:

  • Human tissue supply for research*
  • Customized tissue treatment
  • Cell isolation*
  • Biorepository

* Healthy or pathological tissue according to client needs

High quality hepatocytes are provided with:
  • Complete medical record
  • Serological assessment
  • Complementary tests if needed

Human liver tissue sourcing network

The acquisition of human tissue is performed under the approval of the Bioethical Committee for Clinical Research of the University of Barcelona on October 9th 2015.

The human liver tissue is obtained by donation from two sources: patients undergoing planned liver resection surgeries (living donors), and whole liver discarted for transplantation purposes. Nowadays, the program link 9 donor centers from Spain. Along with the tissue donation, demographic information and fully characterized donor clinic profile is obtained for use in bioanalytical processes.

Human tissue acquisition is performed according to Spanish and European legal requirements in order to ensure quality, safety and traceability of the generated material. Cytes Biotechnologies, S.L. complies with the following legislation and ethical principles:

Spanish Legislation: Real Decreto de establecimiento de tejidos 1301/2006, Ley de Protección de Datos 15/1999, Real Decreto 1716/2011 de Biobancos.

European Legislation: 2004/23/EC, 2006/17/EC, 2006/8/EC.

Ethical principles: Nüremberg Code (1946), Helsinki Declaration (1996) and Belmont Report (1978).