Specimen & Data Repository

The Specimen & Data Repository offers high-quality archival biospecimens, medical chart abstraction, and freezer storage solutions for 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

  • Archival tissues (frozen, FFPE)
  • Archival biofluids (frozen)
  • Medical record linkages
  • -80C custodial freezer storage
  • Liquid nitrogen custodial freezer storage


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

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Contact Us

Cole Drifka, PhD

Melissa Hansen
CTSI Research Navigator
612-625-CTSI (2874)