UTMB Biorepository and Tissue Resource Cente

UTMB Biorepository and Tissue Resource Center Non-COVID, Non-infectious


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The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), with financial support from the Sealy and Smith Foundation, established the UTMB Institutional Biorepository (Biobank) to support translational, clinical, and basic science research. In addition, the Biobank and Research Histology Laboratories serve as a tissue resource center for UTMB investigators.

The UTMB Biobank has dedicated laboratory specialists for specimen procurement and processing, The Biobank consent allows access to historical and future clinical data through the electronic health record (EPIC) to facilitate in-depth translational research. Samples collected include tumor/diseased and normal tissue, whole blood, serum, plasma, and body fluids. All specimens are handled according to standard laboratory operating procedures, according to the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Best Practices.