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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 ( Material maintenance 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 ( Storage service )

      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 ( Material processing service )

      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 ( Storage service )

      Includes full emergency back up including power generators and additional storage units.

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    Last updated: 2017-06-13T12:16:20.588-04:00

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