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We offer high quality human biosamples for research undertaken for patient benefit to academic and commercial organisations.

We have established collections from a number of different disease areas and welcome approaches to initiate new collections not already established within the facility. Our facility is sited at the University Hospital of Wales.

Our facility

The facility has the capacity to store up to 900,000 biological samples. Patients and healthy volunteers have kindly donated biological samples to enable researchers to gain a deeper understanding of diseases. The samples are crucial in allowing researchers to find better ways to diagnose, prevent, treat and possibly find a cure to a wide range of medical conditions.

Samples can be stored in both ultra-low temperature freezers and vapour phase liquid nitrogen, with additional storage at -20°C, +4°C and at room temperature. We also have a dedicated laboratory for sample processing and a phlebotomy suite for sample collection.

We provide fresh, frozen and processed (serum, plasma, slides) samples which are collected and stored to the highest standards. We have robust procedures and policies in place for all activities we undertake. The facility adheres to all relevant quality standards in biobanking and is certified to ISO 9001:2015 for our quality management system.

Job vacancies

We are not currently recruiting for any job vacancies within the Biobank.

Cardiff University Biobank