The FinnGen project is based on exceptionally wide and open co-operation. FinnGen brings together Finnish universities, hospitals and hospital districts, THL, biobanks, international pharmaceutical companies and hopefully hundreds of thousands of Finns.
A graph where citizens are at the center, surrounded by FinnGen partners and stakeholders: pharma companies, hospital districts, hospitals, universities, biobanks, healthcare industry and Business Finland.
Project partners

The FinnGen research project involves all the same actors as drug development: universities, hospitals, biobanks and pharmaceutical companies. With this open cooperation, we hope to speed up the emergence of new innovations.

Coordinating organizations:

University of Helsinki (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM) is coordinating the FinnGen study. Helsinki Biobank (the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa) coordinates the sample collection and THL acts as the data controller of the register data.

Logos of the coordinating organizations: University of Helsinki/FIMM, HUS/Helsinki Biobank, THL/THL Biobank










Funded by:


Business Finland


and the funding research partners:

AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene/Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech (a member of the Roche Group), GSK, Janssen, Maze Therapeutics, MSD/Merck, Novartis, Pfizer and Sanofi.

Logos of the companies funding the study (listed above).


In cooperation with the Finnish Biobank cooperative FINBB and these Finnish biobanks:


Auria Biobank

  • Wellbeing Services County of Southwest Finland
  • University of Turku

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Northern Finland Biobank Borealis

  • Wellbeing Services County of North Ostrobothnia
  • University of Oulu

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Arctic Biobank

  • University of Oulu

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Central Finland Biobank

  • Wellbeing Services County of Central Finland
  • University of Jyväskylä

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Finnish Clinical Biobank Tampere

  • Wellbeing Services County of Pirkanmaa
  • Tampere University Foundation sr

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Biobank of Eastern Finland

  • Wellbeing Services County of North Savo
  • University of Eastern Finland

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Helsinki Biobank

  • HUS Group, the joint authority for Helsinki and Uusimaa

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THL Biobank

  • The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

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FRC Blood Service Biobank

  • The Finnish Red Cross Blood Service

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Finnish Hematology Registry and Clinical Biobank

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Finnish Biobank Cooperative (FINBB)

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The host organisations of the above listed biobanks are described here.