Why Coriell?


Pioneering Legacy

Innovation that forever changed the landscape of science and medicine is the legacy of our founder and namesake, Dr. Lewis Coriell. Dr. Coriell developed aseptic cell culture techniques and played a critical role in the discovery of the polio vaccine. Today, scientists at Coriell are proud to continue in his innovative footsteps by defining best practices in biobanking, producing and distributing high quality biomaterials, offering exceptional laboratory services and leading the charge in personalized medicine.

Trusted Partner

Coriell sets the international gold standard in biobanking and laboratory services and is the trusted steward of world-renowned collections for the National Institutes of Health, disease foundations and commercial clients. Coriell stores and distributes some of the most diverse collections of biospecimens of diseased and healthy human populations in the world. Through the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative, a groundbreaking study of precision medicine, Coriell is collaborating with the Department of Defense to study the genetic data of United States Air Force members.

Superior Quality

As an ISO9001:2015 certified institute, Coriell seeks to achieve the highest standards of performance and safety across all operations. Coriell follows rigorous protocols for sample collection, processing, storage and distribution
and offers an unparalleled IT infrastructure to provide custom solutions for key business and scientific programs. Our commitment to quality sets the standard for biobanks around the globe.


(*clinical molecular diagnostic CLIA-approved service)


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The Coriell Institute for Medical Research’s quality management system has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.