Scope of Service
BioCoR is not a biorepository but a core resource in biopreservation of biospecimens that serves the conduct of all basic, translational and clinical research that utilize biospecimens.

As a resource, BioCoR provides three basic functions for individual researchers and institutions (academic, industrial, and government):

  • Service Resource for those who need assistance in developing standard biopreservation protocols and techniques
  • Research Resource where new methods of preserving biospecimens and technology to improve biospecimen quality are developed, directly feeding back into the service resource
  • Education/Training/Development Resource for educating individuals and institutions on the scientific basis for preservation, teaching best practices and supplying protocol-specific as a service to the community


Online services:

Need a biopreservation question answered fast?  Ask a BioCoR expert

Need help developing a protocol for a biospecimen or facing a biopreservation issue?  Contact us with a service request

Need training on biopreservation protocols and techniques?  Sign up for training


University Resources


Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio) - NSF ERC

Biomedical Engineering

Biotechnology Institute

Biotechnology Resource Center

Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM)

Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development (ITDD)

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

M Health Blood and Marrow Transplant

Mechanical Engineering

Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics (MCT)

Stem Cell Institute



Characterization Facility (CharFac)

Flow Cytometry Resource

NMR Center

Polymer Characterization Facility


Other Resources
Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)

Be The Match / National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)

Evia Bio (formerly BlueCube Bio)

Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative (BEST)

Production Assistance for Cellular Therapies (PACT)


Professional Societies


American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT)

Society for Cryobiology (CRYO)


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