Biobank Unit - Facilities

Facilities

  • Operational since 2011
  • 2 laboratories: >1,400 square-foot and >500 square-foot
  • Secured, restricted-access facilities
  • State-of-the-art cryo-refrigeration system, which includes -180°C liquid nitrogen vapor phase and -80°C mechanical freezers
  • Monitored by sophisticated alarm system with an automatic backup generator
  • Use of advanced FreezerWorks software for managing de-identified samples to ensure confidentiality of donor’s protected health information

Logistics

  • Shipment compliance management system by IATAtrained personnel
  • Same day shipment (global coverage)
  • Cold chain management of biospecimen as follows:
    • Controlled ambient: +15°C to +25°C
    • Refrigerated: +2°C to +8°C
    • Frozen and deep frozen: -20°C to -70°C
    • Liquid nitrogen vapor phase: -180°C