Biospecimen Repository Core (DFCI)
The Biospecimen Repository provides long-term storage of clinical and research material in -80° C and liquid nitrogen freezers located at Dana Farber's Harbor Campus. Transportation of samples to and from Harbor Campus is provided by the facility for a small fee. Competitive prices are available on per box or per freezer basis in both segregated or non-segregated environments.
- Preventive equipment maintenance and repair service
Experienced staff to ensure immediate response in emergency failures, providing preventive equipment maintenance and repairs.
Equipment monitoring and on-call manpower for after hour alarms and full disaster recovery plans.
Emergency back-up gas generators.
LN² optional backup for -80º C freezers.
CAMS automated security system continuously monitoring the function of the storage equipment.
- Same-day storage for sample drop off
Same-day storage for sample drop off at Dana L1-71, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Product transportation in IATA-compliant cryogenic shipping containers and accessories.
- Sample inventory services
Sample inventory, bar coding, and database generation services.
Inventory by caLIMS for non-clinical samples and caTissue for clinical specimens.
Sample retrieval is available within 48 hours of request form receipt.
- Storage services for -80°C and -190°C in secure facility
Includes full emergency back up including power generators and additional storage units.
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