Biobanking

Dr. Lewis Coriell’s pioneering techniques for characterizing, freezing, and storing cell cultures in liquid nitrogen constitute one of the greatest contributions to modern human research. Today, the Coriell Biobank is regarded as the most diverse collection of cell lines and DNA available to the international research community. In addition to these high-quality biospecimens, Coriell also maintains tissue, plasma, serum, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid.

Few organizations have the history of innovations in repository science that have been developed and implemented at Coriell. For nearly 65 years, Coriell has set the gold standard in biobanking services, including the collection, processing, distribution, cryogenic preservation, and information management of human biomaterials used in research. By developing and maintaining biorepositories as national and international resources for the study of human diseases, aging, and neurological disease, Coriell is committed to providing the scientific community with well-characterized, cell cultures and DNA preparations, annotated with rich phenotypic data.

Key Biobanking Services at Coriell

  • Establishment of public and private repositories and independent biobanks
  • Banking, cryopreservation and fail-safe storage of cell lines, DNA, and other biomaterials
  • Repository Information Management Systems
  • Online catalogs with annotation of samples
  • Collection and distribution systems, online tracking of all shipments
  • Controlled-access to samples and associated data
  • Redundant backup generators

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