High Quality, Standardised Biological Sample Collection, Processing & Storage
The UCD Clinical Research Centre has developed significant infrastructure to enable the collection, processing and storage of biological samples from patients with a range of diseases. We provide both the support and facilities that investigators need to establish high quality sample collections. Throughout the sample life cycle we have implemented effective procedures including:
Streamlined procedure for samples collection
Streamlined route for sample delivery to the UCD CRC
State of the art laboratory facilities housing all necessary equipment required for the processing of a wide variety of sample types
Large bio-banking facility which features a 24hr temperature monitoring system
- SAMPLE SHIPPING AND ANALYSIS
Multiple diagnostic platforms available for use on site
The UCD CRC bio-banking service currently houses over 40 major ongoing collections and registries. Based at the CRC facilities at St Vincent’s University Hospital and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the service is staffed by Lab Managers on both sites, with all freezers monitored remotely 24/7.
The UCD CRC has expertise and experience in providing bio-banking support to a wide variety of studies, and can provide a suite of validated protocols and bespoke studyspecific procedures to accommodate all requirements for collection of biological fluids, tissue and primary cell lines.