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Biorepositories and sample collection

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University of California San Diego-CTRI


214 Dickinson Street (CTF; C-202)


San Diego, CA 92103-8203


Phone: 619-543-2089



The UCSD/CTRI Biorepository provides processing, curation, storage and retrieval of human materials.  Working with internal and external investigators, we maintain CTRI biorepositories as well as host biorepositories for members on a recharge basis. Our facilities include the following services:

  • Storage of biospecimens in late model, remotely monitored mechanical freezers
  • Coordination of the delivery of biospecimens from the clinic to a CTRI biorepository or a hosted one
  • Complete inventory control down to the vial utilizing the e-Sample module within the Velos environment
  • Bar coding
  • Emergency response
  • Real-time reports on freezer temperatures
  • Regulated access to all archived material

We can consult with you on designing a biorepository or hosting one for you in our facilities.

For questions, please send an email