• Sample Accrual: Supporting scientists and clinicians building new sample collections since 2001
  • Sample Storage: Secure sample storage across dual geographic site to guard against catastrophic loss
  • Sample Distribution: BBS enables collaborations to be established and organises samples to be distributed for analyses

Gateway to BioBanking

services and samples for health research

BioBanking Solutions:

  • Gives you access to quality-managed ISO 9001:2008 services.
  • Helps you access resources worldwide and promotes policies for equitable access by bona fide researchers.

We will help scope the logistics you need for your research; support you in collecting samples and data for research; manage sample types from DNA to viable cells, from blood to CS fluid.

Our track record:

2001 – quality biobanking at the University of Manchester’s Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research
2002 – foundation of the pathfinder MRC-funded UK DNA Banking Network
2003 – developing networks of researchers worldwide
2005 – first academic department to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification
2007 – methods research and development for UK Biobank
2008 – ISO 9001:2008 certification
2010 – managing over 500,000 aliquots from over 80 collections
2010 – over 100,000 aliquots dispatched for omics discovery
2011 – providing next-generation hub-and-spoke biobanking for Manchester Academic Health Science Centre


A pathfinder project from Manchester Academic Health Science Centre toward national biobanking.
  • CIGMR
  • The University of Manchester
  • MAHSC
  • LRQA
  • MRC