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The UConn Health 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. 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.

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.

Contact Us

Please email us for pricing and a full listing of tissue sites and products available.

Lorrie Perpetua
Tissue Bank Coordinator
Room L1086
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 1600
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-1889
Fax: 860-679-8839
Dr. Mary Melinda Sanders
Principal Investigator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3985
Farmington, CT 06030-3985
Phone: 860-679-3386