UMMS Central Biorepository

The Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network will be having its 2nd Annual Meeting on Friday, October 30.  The event will be held at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI and is hosted by William Beaumont Hospital.  Please click to view event agenda and details.  We look forward to seeing you! 

The Central Biorepository (CBR) is a unit of the UMMS Office of Research and part of the Medical School's Strategic Research Initiative. We enhance the full spectrum of our research portfolio by providing a world-class, accredited, standardized, safe and monitored environment for the processing, storage and distribution of high-quality normal and diseased biospecimens annotated with detailed clinical and laboratory data. 
technician loading reagent on extraction robot

We hope to create a centralized infrastructure for research and partner with investigators in order to enhance their work and the University research portfolio.  Operating as a core recharge unit, the CBR offers a variety of specimen storage, processing, and distribution services.  Services and rates can be found here.

The facility offers multitiered power and security redundancies. Additionally, all ultra-low mechanical freezers are equipped with liquid nitrogen backup systems and our vapor-phase LN2 freezers are stabile for weeks without refill.  All CBR processes are executed per operating protocols and all operations are supported by a robust Quality Management System.  Additionally, we are able to aid your specimen collection workflow with custom-designed, labeled specimen collection kits.


More information and formal applications for entry into the CBR can be found on the How to Participate page.  We look forward to hearing from you!