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Welcome to the Research Biorepository

The UConn Health Center Research Biorepository consists of de-identified tissue and/or blood samples and patient data obtained from consented patients coupled with a database of clinical and laboratory data. Identified samples are available to researchers with IRB approval. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive resource that will procure, characterize and distribute high quality human specimens according to rigid protocols and ethical guidelines. We are sponsored by the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and work closely with clinical and basic science investigators concentrating on translational research. The Biorepository is one of the many core facilities that receives support from the Health Center Research Advisory Committee (HCRAC).

Our services include consenting of eligible patients, coordination for specimen collection, storage, data management and specimen distribution. We are able to collect specimens to Researcher's specifications, such as procurement in RPMI media or RNAlater. We offer H & E, unstained and frozen sections on slides as well as paraffin and OCT curls. RNA and DNA isolation from specimens are also available, using methods that preserve the integrity of the nucleic acids.

Please see the Biorepository Core site on the Research Store for pricing and a full listing of tissue sites and products available. For participating providers, consent forms are available by contacting the Biorepository.

*Investigators can browse the catalogue for a detailed description of our services and prices on the Research Store and see an inventory of our samples using the link on this page titled “Sample Inventory”. The inventory is updated on a regular basis.

View Our Inventory
Photo of a researcher pipetting For a listing of tissue sites and products available, visit the Inventory page.


Contact Information

Lorrie Perpetua
Tissue Bank Coordinator
Room L6056
263 Farmington Avenue, MC1614
Farmington, CT 06030-1614
Phone: 860-679-1889
Fax: 860-679-4973
Email: lperpetua@uchc.edu

Dr. Mary Melinda Sanders
Principal Investigator
Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC3985
Farmington, CT 06030-3985
Phone: 860-679-3386
Email: msanders@nso1.uchc.edu

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