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Biobank

Biobank Biobank

Store up to 500,000 biospecimens and data in an automated, secure and trackable way

The Biobank is one of the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) Technology Platforms at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Its mission is to support scientists by collecting and providing high-quality, clinically annotated biospecimens to foster scientific excellence, catalyze partnerships and support research that translates scientific discoveries into better patient diagnostics and therapies.

Applications and services

Below are typical services performed in the Biobank Platform:

  • Participant recruitment/requests for informed consent
  • Sample reception and processing
  • Automated and secure biospecimen storage
  • Database with clinical annotation and follow-up
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) training
  • Assistance with regulatory documentation and research ethics board (REB) reports

COMPLETE SERVICES AND INSTRUMENTATION LIST

Contact us

Contact the Biobank to discuss your research needs. We welcome your inquiries!

Nick Bertos, PhD
Nick Bertos, PhD

Platform Manager

Lorenzo Ferri, MD, PhD
Lorenzo Ferri, MD, PhD

Director

Centre for Translational Biology Technology Platforms

The CTB Technology Platforms provide access to state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation as well as top-level scientific expertise and training. Watch the video, explore the links below, and prepare to accelerate your research!

 

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