Specimen & Data Repository

COVID-19 update: Our repository staff is on-site for specimen management as needed. Sunrise plan announcement.

The Specimen & Data Repository offers archival biospecimens and custodial freezer storage to researchers.

The Specimen & Data Repository is a secure 2,000 square-foot biospecimen storage facility equipped with automated liquid nitrogen, ultralow freezers, back-up power, environmental alarm systems, and continuous freezer temperature monitoring. All specimens are managed by BSI specimen tracking software

Services provided

  • ~70,000 archival tissues (frozen, FFPE) and biofluids (frozen) collected for research
  • Medical record linkage
  • Custodial freezer storage in liquid nitrogen and -80 °C

Location

The facility is located at 1200 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. 

Contact Us

Joe Menth, MHA
Interim Program Director, BLS
menth001@umn.edu

Tyler Colgan, BA
Biorepository Technician
colga007@umn.edu

For information about accessing archival diagnostic FFPE material, contact the Anatomic Pathology Research Coordinator (daug0024@umn.edu).