Welcome to the Biorepository Core Web Site
The biorepository core will serve to collect and organize biospecimens from investigators across the Research Institute. With a capacity for approximately 7 million samples, the facility is designed to house all of the biospecimens available at Children's Hospital, avoiding specimen duplication, preserving precious materials, and providing broad access to data and materials. Initial sample collection will focus on DNA samples, but with the addition of other freezers in the near future, the facility can also safely store fluids, RNA, tissue samples, and a number of other biospecimens.
The heart of the biorepository core is the REMP Mid-size Store (MSS), which is located in a card access facility on the A-Level of the Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB). The store holds up to 17,472 deep-well plates at -20°C. The REMP MSS operates with four redundant cooling systems; however, only two of the cooling units are needed at any given time to maintain the store's temperature.