Arden Tissue Bank
Arden Tissue Bank, based at University Hospital Coventry, aims to provide researchers with access to a diverse range of high quality human tissue, whilst complying with national legislation.
Tel: +44 (0)2476 968687
The biobank has a collection of blood, urine and tissue from various multicentre trials and translational studies within the University of Cambridge. Samples would be stored as DNA, serum, plasma, urine and tissue.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 348440
Central England Haemato-Oncology Research Bank
The Central England Haemato-Oncology Research Bank (CEHRB) stores excess material from oncology samples referred for diagnostic testing and disease monitoring at the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory. We are able to offer research material from all classifications of neoplastic haematological disorders including those that are rare.
The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group Tissue Bank
The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Tissue Bank collects tissue and blood samples of childhood tumour types. Tissue samples (tumour and normal) are available in FFPE or frozen formats, whole blood and DNA. Samples have supportive clinical and pathology details as well as patient outcome data.
Tel: +44 (0)116 249 4476
CIGMR Biobank is based in The Institute of Population Health at The University of Manchester. The biobank is an automated, ISO 9001:2008 accredited sample management infrastructure designed to support health related research and translational medicine.
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1625
Faculty of Medicine Tissue Bank
Tissues currently available include normal and malignant snap frozen blocks, fresh biopsy tissues, blood products and biological fluids. Collections include a wide variety of cancer classifications.
Tel: +44 (0)2380 795034
GIFT Cadaveric Research Tissue Bank
Bespoke collections of multiple tissues including bones/joints from cadaveric donors supplied in most formats. Slide digitisation, 3D imagery, DNA, RNA also available with Histopathology assessment available for all materials.
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8508
Human Biomaterials Resource Centre
Variety of sample types from many disease settings and control material. Fresh, frozen and fixed tissue available, also blood, blood derivatives and other body fluids. Facility can also offer wide range of research/analytical services e.g. sectioning/staining, IHC, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, laser microdissection.
The Human Research Tissue Bank (TB)
The Human Research Tissue Bank (TB) was established in 1996 and is currently funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC).
Tel: +44 (0)1223 256689
KCL Haemato-Oncology Tissue Bank
Biospecimens (tissues, tissue products and body fluids) from adult patients with haematological dyscrasias: mainly myeloid disorders (AML, AA, CML, MDS, MPD, PNH), but some lymphoid disorders (CLL, Myeloma) are also represented and there are plans to bank lymphoma in the future.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 5236
King’s Health Partners Cancer Biobank
Cancer and normal tissue in FFPE and frozen format and blood from patients diagnosed with a variety of malignancies. This includes the breast biobank (established 1975) which has 9000 primary cancer samples. Samples are available in different formats including frozen or FFPE sections, tissue microarrays, DNA, RNA, plasma and serum. All samples have associated donor clinico-pathological data.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7188 0874
Leeds Multidisciplinary Research Tissue Bank
The Leeds Multidisciplinary RTB stores tissue and fluid samples from multiple disease areas, including renal, urothelial, ovarian, colorectal and neurological cancers, along with appropriate benign and healthy controls.
The LTB collects tumour and associated non-involved tissue from a wide variety of surgical sites. Our tissue samples are stored as fresh frozen and FFPE blocks. We also have plasma, serum, DNA, RNA and protein available, and TMAs from a variety of tissue types. All cases have histopathology reports, clinical information and, where possible, follow-up data.
Tel: +44 (0)151 706 5885
LLR Childhood Leukaemia Cell Bank
The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR) Childhood Leukaemia Cell Bank collects bone marrow samples (viable cells and DNA) from children with leukaemia.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321880
Manchester BRC Biobank
The BRC Biobank is a centralised resource for the acquisition, processing and storage of human biological samples at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We offer bespoke collection of tissues or access to our large archive of stored oncology samples. Frozen/FFPE tissues (tumour/normal/control) are available along with EDTA blood, serum, plasma, DNA, RNA and protein. All cases have histopathology report data and clinical information.
Tel: +44 (0)161 7011890
Manchester Cancer Research Centre Biobank
The MCRC Biobank has been set-up to collect human samples from cancer patients in the Greater Manchester area and is fully licensed by the Human Tissue Authority.
Tel: +44 (0)161 446 3659
The Newcastle Biomedicine Cancer Biobank
The Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank has been established to provide the infrastructure to consolidate and expand existing collections of tissues and to encourage staff to develop new collections in order to enhance the University’s reputation as a centre of excellence for translational research.
Tel: +44 (0)191 246 4408
NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde (NHSGGC) Bio-repository
The main objective of the NHSGGC Bio-repository is to help facilitate medical research by streamlining the access to tissue and associated clinical data. This involves not only successful acquisition and curation of samples, it involves supporting activity to ensure our patients are given the opportunity to donate surplus tissue for research, increasing the scope of surplus tissue made available for research i.e. surplus blood and other body fluids, streamlining the access process for research end users and making best use of existing and developing NHS IT infrastructure to support and continually develop our processes and procedures.
NHS Grampian Biorepository
The Northern Ireland Biobank (NIB) is a collaborative project between Queens University Belfast and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. The Biobank has a focus on cancer and collects well defined, quality assured biological samples to support translational research.
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2915
Nottingham Health Science Biobank
Tel: +44 (0)115 9691169 ext. 76326
The Tayside Biorepository makes available a wide variety of matched normal and diseased tissue (predominantly tumour material), as well as blood samples, for the purposes of medical research. The Bank also provides histological, immunocytochemical, molecular, LMD and Tissue Microarray services to investigators and governs access to the local Pathology archive.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 383274
UCL – Royal Free BioBank
UCL- RFH BioBank is advancing medical research by making access to research tissue easier, faster and much more efficient. The BioBank is both a physical repository, with capacity for up to 1 million cryogenically stored samples and a virtual repository for all tissue, cell, plasma, serum, DNA and RNA samples stored throughout the UCL Partnership.
UK CLL Trials Biobank
We collect samples from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia entering national clinical trials. PBMCs, plasma, serum and germline DNA are collected at baseline for all patients, and sequential samples are collected depending on the trial for use in translational research.
Tel: +44 (0)151 706 4948
Wales Cancer Bank
The Wales Cancer Bank collects tissue and blood samples from patients with a cancer diagnosis and the bank currently holds samples from seventeen tumour types. Samples have pathology and clinical treatment and outcome data available.
Tel: +44 (0)2920 529226