A biorepository (biobank) maintains biological specimens in support of a clinical research project. This type of facility is necessary for both short-term and long-term storage of the critical components in biomanufacturing including master cell banks and virus banks. BioReliance specializes in secure storage of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as well as viral material (virus seed stocks and virus producing cells).
A biorepository or biobank has three main components:
- Collection and tracking
- Storage and monitoring
BioReliance offers years of expertise in cGMP compliant, biorepository services. We can provide completely secure storage for your biorepository/biobank needs. Click here to contact us.
How does your biorepository function?
The biorepository at BioReliance strives to be an extension of your research facilities. Long-term on-site storage requires a huge amount of space and energy. BioReliance provides a simple and secure alternative for long-term storage needs.
Biorepository Collection and Tracking - BioReliance offers secure storage for a wide variety of biologic samples. Upon arrival, samples are given a unique identifier that is trackable through barcoding. The label also will identify the storage location of each sample, all the way down to the position in the freezer box. Specimens also can be given project specific identifiers including protocol number, sample type, subject number, etc. Our laboratory information system is fully backed up and secure. Each specimen bank is certified free from mycoplasma, and tested for sterility prior to storage. They are then divided and stored in separate, validated vessels.
Biorepository Storage and Monitoring - BioReliance has long-term biorepository storage options in -80C freezers and vapor phase liquid nitrogen. This allows for storage flexibility to meet your biorepository needs. Our storage facilities are continuously monitored and recorded for changes in temperature, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and also are completely cGMP compliant. Emergency alarms are placed on all storage units, and every unit is backed up with a redundant power supply. BioReliancce offers short term and long-term storage in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Biorepository Distribution - Finally, access to your stored samples is critical. This has to be done in a timely and efficient manner. BioReliance offers continuous sample tracking, so the right sample can be chosen for distribution. We offer rapid domestic and international shipping to meet your distribution needs.
Contact BioReliance about our biorepository services to meet your short-term and long-term storage needs.