Biobank Unit - Service Lines

ExpressBank

This service line offers access to biospecimens, which are collected under IRB-approved core protocol for future unknown research projects. Retrieval/sharing of biospecimens from ExpressBank requires strict approval by Ochsner Biobank Steering Committee.

ServiceBank

This service line offers services such as biospecimen procurement, processing, and temporary banking. These biospecimens are already earmarked for an IRB-approved research project. This service is available only to Ochsner physicians and scientists.

PathBank

This service line offers access to high-quality, annotated formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues and H&E slides from Pathology department on fee-for-sample basis. This service is available to industry partners, academic centers, research institutes, etc.

On-DemandBank

This service line allows targeted development of a temporary Biobank that strictly meets
the specifications of an IRB-approved collection protocol of a sponsor on fee-for-service basis. This service is available to industry partners, academic centers, research institutes,
etc.