Global Biobank Directory, Tissue Banks and Biorepositories

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Our goal is to create the world’s most comprehensive directory of biobanks, tissue banks and biorepositories. We have included organizations that  collect any or all of the following: Human and animal whole blood, blood products (plasma, serum, RBC, white cells, buffy coat, protein, etc) marrow, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, amniotic fluid, synovial fluid and other fluids, DNA / RNA, fresh / frozen / FFPE solid tissue, including surgically excised, postmortem, normal and diseased, tumor / tumour (uk) and biopsy materials spanning all types of common and rare pathologies and indications, carcinomas and cancers of all types and subtypes, (lung cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer,  colorectal cancer, colon cancer, hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphoma, kidney/renal cancer, leukemia, melanoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, urinary cancer etc). Also available are samples from normal and neurodegenerative CNS indications (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis etc) autoimmune, inflammatory diseases and more. Some of our sources can even provide large cohorts of de-identified medical records and data for statistical research.

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• Please note that Specimen Central has no control over the accuracy or legitimacy of content on third party sites or the services they offer, so we urge scientists to use common sense and caution when interacting with biobanks or organization listed in this biobank directory.

• By using this site, or any of the content or links listed here, all visitors agree that they have sole responsibility for evaluating the legitimacy of third party organizations. Specimen Central cannot be held responsible for the outcome of any introduction we make. All vendors who list on our directory must follow all appropriate local laws and international guidelines for the handling, storage and distribution of biospecimens. If it comes to our attention that any organization listed here fails to follow proper procedures, they will be removed from our listing.

• We would very much appreciate it if research organizations that acquire samples from the biobank directory listed here could provide us with feedback describing your experience. We plan to eventually use your feedback to develop a biospecimen provider rating system. For researcher feedback to be considered, researchers MUST contact us from their institutional email address.

• Our biobank directory and specimen exchange services are offered free of charge for the benefit of the industry and the advancement of healthcare research, but if this site helps you, and you would like this free service to continue, please consider making a donation using the paypal link to the right. This helps us cover our web hosting and other expenses. We take note of organizations who help to support this site with donations, and we prioritize incoming inquiries accordingly.

Links last verified: March 2021. Contact us to update your organization’s information or request inclusion of your biobank in the Specimen Central biobank directory.

Global Regions


European Biobanks

AT Graz Biobank Graz
AT Vienna MUW Biobank
AT Vienna Ludwig Boltzman Tumour Bank
BE Brussels Biotheque Wallonie Bruxelles
BE Brussels Saint-Luc Tumour Bank
BE Luxembourg Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg
BG Sofia Fidelis Research Ltd.
CH Bern Biobank Suisse
CH Pfaeffikon Cryo-Save
CH Bern Tumor Bank Bern
CH Geneva East West Biopharma
CH Monthey Swiss Biobank
CY Limassol StemCure
DE Berlin Central Biomaterial Bank – German Heart Failure Network
DE Berlin SepNet Central Sample Bank
DE Lübeck Interdisciplinary Center for Biobanking-Lübeck (ICB-L)
DE Munich BrainNet Europe
DE Munich KORA-gen
DE Regensburg Danubian Biobank Consortium
EE Tartu Estonia Biobank
ES Barcelona Biobank of Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS
ES Bizkaia Basque Biobank
ES Granada Andalusian Regional Tumour Bank
ES Madrid Retic-RIS HIV Biobank
ES Madrid Spanish National Tumour Bank Network
ES Majorca Pulmonary Biobank Consortium
FI Helsinki National Biobank of Finland
FI Turku Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Institute BBMRI
FR Amiens Biobanque de Picardie
FR Evry Genethon DNA and Cell Bank
FR Lyon Biobank Resource Centre de France
FR Lyon European Sarcoma & Tumour Bank
FR Marseille Tumour Bank of Provence
FR Toulouse Southwest France Tumour Bank
GR Marousi Stem-Health Hellas Stem Cell Bank
HU Budapest Hungarian Neurological-Psychiatric Biobank
IE Dublin Biobank Ireland Trust
IE Dublin Dublin Brain Bank
IE Belfast Northern Ireland Virtual Tissue Archive
IE Wexford Biostor Ireland
IE Trinity Trinity Biobank
IT Florence da Vinci European Biobank
IT Genoa Biological Resource Centre – National Institute for Cancer Research
IT Genoa Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks
IT Milan BioRep
IT Milan Movement Disorders Biobank
IT Padua EuroBioBank
LV Riga Latvia Biobank
NL Groningen ErasmusMC
NL Groningen Lifelines Biobank
NL Nijmegen Radboud Biobank
NL Rotterdam European Human Frozen Tissue Bank
NO Trondheim Regional Biobank of Central Norway
NO Levanger Hunt Biobank
PT Lisboa Biobanco-IMM
RU Saint-Petersburg National BioService LLC
SE Lund Swedish Regional Biobank
SE Malmo European Cancer Biobank
SE Stockholm Karolisnka Biobank
SE Stockholm LifeGene
SE Stockhom Swedish National Biobank Program
UK Birmingham Central England Haemato-Oncology Research Biobank
UK Cambridge Abcodia Serum Bank
UK Cambridge CamUro-Oncology Biobank
UK Cambridge Geneservice
UK Cardiff Wales Cancer Bank
UK Dundee Tayside Tissue Bank
UK Edinburgh Edinburg Brain & Tissue Banks
UK Glasgow Biopta
UK Hertfordshire UK Stem Cell Bank
UK Leicester Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Tissue Bank
UK Liverpool Cancer Tissue Bank Research Centre
UK London Chernobyl Tissue Bank
UK London Confederation of Cancer Biobanks
UK London King’s College Infectious Diseases BioBank
UK London Guy’s & St Thomas’ Research Biobanks
UK London Neuroendocrine Tumors Biobank
UK London UK Parkinson’s Disease Tissue Bank
UK London UK ME/CFS Biobank
UK London UK Multiple Schlerosis Tissue Bank
UK London Virgin Health Bank
UK Manchester UK DNA Banking Network
UK Midlothian Roslin Wellcome Trust Tick Cell Biobank
UK Newcastle Upon Tyne HDBR – Human Developmental Biology Resource
UK Norwich Norwich Research Park Biorepository
UK Nottingham BioDock
UK Oxford Autism Brain Bank
UK Salisbury European Collection of Cell Cultures
UK Southampton Southampton Tumour Bank
UK Stockport UK Biobank

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North American Biobanks

Canada Biobanks

Alberta Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (APCaRI)
London Lawson Brain Tumour Tissue Bank
Montreal CARTaGENE
Montreal COEUR Biorepository
Montreal Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank
Mont-Royal PROCURE Quebec Prostate Cancer Biobank
Toronto Tissue for Research
Toronto Ontario Tumour Bank
Edmonton Canadian Biosample Repository
Toronto Sunnybrook Tumour Bank
Toronto University Health Network
Vancouver British Columbia Gynaecologic Tissue Bank
Winnipeg Canadian Tumour Repository Network
Winnipeg Manitoba Breast Tumour Bank

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US Biobanks

AL Birmingham University of Alabama Tissue Collection and Banking Facility
AZ Tucson Arizona Cancer Center Tumor Bank
AZ Sun City Banner Health Brain & Tissue Bank
AZ Phoenix Arizona Biospecimen Locator
AZ Phoenix ScienceCare
CA Berkley SPH Biorepository – UC Berkley
CA Culver City Dx Biosamples
CA Culver City ProteoGenex, Inc.
CA El Segundo Obio, LLC
CA Fullerton Bio-Options
CA Loma Linda Loma Linda University Cancer Center Biospecimen Laboratory
CA Los Angeles Biopartners, Inc
CA Los Angeles California Cryobank, Inc.
CA Los Angeles Geneticist Inc
CA Los Angeles National Neurological AIDS Bank
CA Los Angeles UCLA Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
CA Mission Bay UCSF DNA Bank
CA Newark BioChain Institute, Inc.
CA Palo Alto Stanford Tissue Bank
CA Romona Protein Technologies
CA Sacramento UC Davis Biorepository
CA San Diego Cytologics LLC
CA San Diego UC San Diego Biorepository
CA San Francisco AIDS & Cancer Specimen Resource
CA San Francisco Sutter Health – CPMC Liver Care
CA San Francisco PathServe
CA San Francisco UCSF AIDS Specimen Bank
CA San Francisco UCSF Specimen Banking Core
CA South San Francisco Cureline
CA San Ramon Donor Network West
CA Santa Monica Sanguine BioSciences, Inc.
CA Solana Beach PrecisionMed
CA Van Nuys HemaCare Corp.
CO Aurora Beryllium BioBank
CO Aurora Rocky Mountain MS Brain Tissue Bank
CT Farmington Research Tissue Repository – University of Connecticut
CT Norwalk Myeloma Tissue Bank
DC Washington Genetic Alliance Biobank
DC Washington TriStar Technology Group LLC
DE Wilmington EGR LLC
FL Gainesville Barth Syndrome Biorepository
FL Pompano Beach Boca Biolistics
FL Tampa LifeLink TissueBank
FL Tampa M2Gen Biorepository
FL Gainesville University of Florida DNA & Tissue Bank
FL Gainesville University of Florida Molecular Tissue Bank
FL Coral Gables University of Miami Biorepository
FL Coral Gables University of Miami – Center for Genome Technology
FL Coral Gables University of Miami Tissue Bank
GA Atlanta Biorepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology
GA Augusta Georgia Regents University Tumor Bank
GA Ball Ground Chart Biomedical Ltd.
IL Chicago University of Chicago Human Tissue Center
IN Indianapolis BioStorage Technologies
IN Indianapolis National Gene Vector Biorepository
IN Indianapolis Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank
LA New Orleans Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
LA New Orleans Ochsner Tumor Tissue Bank
MA Billerica SciSafe Biological and Pharmaceutical Storage
MA Boston Brighman & Women’s-Harvard Biobank
MA Boston Dana Farber Biobank
MA Cambridge Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
MA Lexington Store-a-Tooth Stem Cell Bank
MA Pepperell Masy BioServices
MA Waltham Accelerated Cure Project MS Repository
MA Boston Crimson Biospecimen Core
MA Boston National Temporal Bone Pathology Resource Registry
MA Milford SeraCare Lifesciences
MA Peabody Progeria Cell & Tissue Bank
MA Norton ProMedDx
MA Worcester University of Massachussets Cancer Tissue Bank
MA Shrewsbury University of Massachussets Stem Cell Bank
MA Waltham Multiple Schlerosis (MS) Repository
MD Baltimore Tissue Banks International
MD Baltimore University of Maryland Brain & Tissue Bank
MD Beltsville Bioserve
MD Bethesda NCI Office of Biospecimens
MD Bethesda Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN)
MD Bethesda NIDDK Central Biorepository
MD Chestertown ILSbio
MD Frederick National Cancer Institute Biorepositories
MD Gaithersburg KamTek Biorepository
MD Rockville US Biomax
MD Rockville BioReliance Biorepository
MD Rockville Capital Biosciences
MD Rockville Fisher BioServices
MD Rockville Origene
MD Rockville US Biolab
MI Detroit Asterand
MI Royal Oak Beaumont Hospitals Biobank
MI Detroit JP McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank
MI Detroit Michigan Neonatal Biobank
MI Ann Arbor University of Michigan Biorepository
MI Ann Arbor University of Michigan Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines
MN Rochester Mayo Clinic Biobank
MN Rochester Mayo Validation Support Services Biobank
MN Rochester Mayo Mitochondrial Disease Biobank
MN Minneapolis Minnesota Liver Tissue Cell Distribution System
MN Minneapolis University of Minnesota Tissue Bank
MO St Louis Washington University Tissue Bank
NC Durham Duke Biospecimen Repository & Processing Core
NC Greensboro Chordoma Foundation Biobank
NJ Princeton Autism Tissue Bank
NJ Camden Coriell Stem Cell Biobank
NJ Hackensack Hackensack University Tissue Bank
NJ Edison Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
NJ Piscataway Infinity BiologiX LLC
NJ Cranbury SciSafe Biological and Pharmaceutical Storage
NY Syracuse Central New York Eye & Tissue Bank
NY Shirley Creative Bioarray
NY New York Columbia U Brain Bank
NY New York Mantle Cell Lymphoma Cell Bank
NY New York Manhattan HIV Brain Bank
NY New York Mount Sinai Biobank
NY New York New York University Specialty Tissue Banks
NY New York StemSave
NY Manhasset North Shore LIJ Biorepository
NY Buffalo Roswell Park Biorepository
NY Vestal Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome International Biobank
OH Cleveland Case Western Biorepository
OH Cincinnati Cincinnati Biobank Core Facility
OH Cincinnati Medpace Reference Laboratories
OH Cleveland Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
OH Columbus Ohio State Leukemia Tissue Bank
OH Columbus Ohio Tissue Resource Network
OH Athens Ohio U Diabetes Endocrine Biorepository
OH Shaker Heights Cellular Technology Ltd
OR Portland The Kaiser Permanente Northwest Biospecimen Resources
OR Portland OHSU Knight BioLibrary
PA Indiana Antria Inc.
PA Philadelphia CHTN Eastern Division – University of Pennsylvannia
PA Philadelphia Fox Chase Tumor Bank
PA Danville Geisinger Biobank
PA Philadelphia National Disease Research Interchange
PA Pittsburgh National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Tissue Bank
PA Philadelphia University of Pennsylvannia Tumor Tissue Bank
PA Windber Windber Tisue Bank
RI Providence Rhode Island Biobank
SC Greenville South Carolina Biorepository System
SC Greenville Greenville Hospital System Cancer Biorepository
SC Charleston University of South Carolina Biorepository
TN Gray Physician’s Plasma Alliance
TN Memphis World BioBank
TN Nashville Vanderbilt Biobank
TN Nashville Vanderbilt University (Cooperative Human Tissue Network)
TX Austin BioEden Tooth Cell Bank
TX Dallas iProcess Global Research
TX Dallas ProPath
TX Houston Heart Center Tissue Bank
TX Houston MD Anderson Gynecologic Cancer Tissue Bank
TX Houston SeqWright Biorepository
TX Houston Texas Medical Center Biobank
TX San Antonio South Texas Tumor Bank
TX Galveston University of Texas Tumor Bank
UT America Fork SciSafe Biological and Pharmaceutical Storage
VA Manassas ATCC
VA Charlottesville University of Virginia Biorepository
VA Fairfax Fairfax Cryobank
VA Richmond UNOS Network for Organ Sharing
WA Seattle GAPPS Repository
WA Seattle Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
WA Seattle Seattle Sperm Bank
WI La Crosse Gundersen Medical Foundation
WI Milwaukee Aurora Healthcare Biorepository
WI Marshfield Marshfield Clinic Biobank
WI Madison National Stem Cell Bank
WI Madison WiCell
WI Milwaukee Wisconsin Tissue Bank

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Asian Biobanks

China Cancer Center Tissue Bank – Fudan University
China Origene China
China Shanghai Outdo Biotech Company (SOBC)
China Zhongnan Biobank – Hubei Province
(Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University)
India RGCIRC Biorepository (Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre)
India Sapien Biosciences
India Narayana Hrudayalaya Tissue Bank and Stem Cell Research Center
India Tata Memorial Hospital Tissue Bank
India TCG Life Sciences Biobank
India Tran-Scell Biologics
India Stemade Dental Stem Cell Bank
Japan Biobank Japan
Japan Japanese Collection of Bioresource Materials
Japan Riken BRC Cell Bank
Japan Tokyo Cord Blood Bank (Japanese)
Korea Korean National Tissue Bank
Malaysia CryoCord Stem Cell Bank
Malaysia StemLife Stem Cell Bank
Singapore National University Tissue Repository
Singapore Singapore Cord Blood Bank
Singapore StemCord Cord Blood Bank
Taiwan Taiwan Biobank
Thailand Bankok Biomaterial Center

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Australian Biobanks

Adelaide Australian Prostate Cancer Tissue Bank
Auchenflower Ventyx Wesley Research Institute Biobank
Brisbane Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank
Chatswood Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Brain Bank
Clayton South ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank
East Melbourne Austrailasian Biospecimen Network
Queensland Austrailasian Leukemia & Lymphoma Tissue Bank
Randwick Sydney Brain Bank
Melbourne Australian Brain Bank Network
Melbourne Victorian Cancer Biobank
Sydney Genetic Repositories Australia
Sydney Westmead Paediatric Tumour Bank
Westmead Australia Breast Cancer Tissue Bank
Westmead CellBank Australia

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Middle East Biobanks

Iran Iran National Tumor Bank
Israel Sheba Medical Center Tissue Bank
Israel Taburit Umbilical Cord Blood Bank
Israel National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations

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Animal & Plant Biobanks

Austria VetBioBank
Canada BC Fisheries Living Gene Bank
Germany EUPRIM-Net Primate Biobank
Israel Israel Plant Gene Bank
Italy Global Crop Diversity Trust
Japan Japanese Collection of Bioresource Materials
Japan National Institute of Agrobiological SciencesGenebank
Malaysia Renexus Group
New Zealand Rare Breeds Gene Bank
New Zealand NZ Rare Disease Biobank
Norway Marbank – National Marine BioBank
Norway Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (Animals & Forestry)
Norway Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Sweden Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (Plants)
Sweden SLU Biobank
UK Rare Breed Survival Trust
US Aged Rodent Tissue Bank
US Alpha Genesis
US Bioreclamation
US K-Bar Livestock
US Magellan Bioscience Group
US Marine Mammal Tissue Bank
US Mouse ES Stem Cell Bank
US NCI National Products Branch
US Ocean Genome Legacy
US SVF Foundation

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