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A Dynamic Procurement Service

The UMCCTS Biospecimen, Tissue, and Tumor Bank (Biorepository) is an open access biorepository that supports investigators in patient-oriented research. Specifically, the Biospecimen and Tissue Bank provides services that help UMass and external investigators to obtain, store, and study high quality human research-related specimens, while maintaining patient confidentiality. 
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Collection, Storage, Annotation, and Distribution of Human Biologic Specimens

The UMCCTS Biorepository houses both a collection of fixed, paraffin embedded tissue and samples which were collected fresh and frozen/processed immediately following surgery. When possible, surrounding healthy tissue samples are also processed and stored.

Along with the storage and processing of samples, the Biorepository serves as a dynamic collection and distribution service. Researchers can request fresh tissue and have specific study needs met.


 Requests are processed through our Request Specimens Form


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Please use our Request Specimens Form for all general inquiries and sample requests.

Request Specimens Form