Biospecimen Resources

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Data and Biospecimen Utilization Committee (DBUC)

  • MT2009-22R Immune Reconstitution Biobank IMR-2009NTLS116, PI: Dr. Jeffrey Miller
    Sample Inventory Report

  • Hematologic Disorder Tissue Bank
    HMTB-2009NTLS130, PI: Dr. Veronika Bachanova
    Sample Inventory Report

  • Immune Monitoring Biobank
    IMR2-2017NTLS045, PI: Dr. Shernan Holton
    Sample Inventory Report

  • Lung Cancer Biobank
    2015NTLS120, PI: Dr. Naomi Fujioka

  • Solid Tumor Cancer Specimen Bank
    2016NTLS035, PI: Dr. Heather Nelson

Further details on sample request and release process can be found here.

To request a biobank sample, complete the Biobank Sample Request Application Form.

Freezerworks, the freezer management software, is available to MCC labs and groups for free.  

For information on sample availability, freezerworks or sample shipment, please email DBUC admin at

For information on genomics, genome oncology, in-house cancer registries and rates please go to CISS webpage or contact CISS (

This is a cancer center supported resource with a subsidized rate for MCC members.

Speciment Procurement (BioNET)

The UMN Biological Materials Procurement Network (BioNet) is an approved IRB-approved human specimen procurement program that assists MCC investigators with procurement of screen and consented human specimens, obtained from excess clinical tissue and surgical procedures. 

To request services, please fill out Request Specimen Procurement form. For further questions contact

Comparative Pathology Shared Resources (CPSR)

CPSR provides a broad range of support to MCC investigators with study assistance, tissue collection, processing, preparation of histological tissues, and manuscript publication.  

For questions regarding sample submission, project logistics, and billing - please contact CPSR Technical Coordinator Katalin Kovacs (

For questions regarding pathology services or project planning, please contact CPSR Director, Dr. Davis Seelig (

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