GLOBAL DIRECTORY OF BIOBANKS, TISSUE BANKS AND BIOREPOSITORIES

Following is the world's most comprehensive directory of biobanks, tissue banks and biorepositories that collect blood, whole blood, buccal swab, DNA, RNA, protein, cell lines, marrow, plasma, serum, RBC, white cells, buffy coat, fluid, urine, stem cells, and solid tissue such as tumor, tumour and biopsy materials spanning all types of common and rare pathologies and indications including Alzheimer's, basal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, cerebrospinal fluid, amniotic fluid, colorectal cancer, colon cancer, hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphoma, kidney/renal cancer, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, liver cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, myeloma neuroblastoma, neurodegenerative diseases, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, synovial fuild, urinary cancer and more.

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Global Regions


EUROPEAN BIOBANKS
NORTH AMERICAN BIOBANKS
ASIAN BIOBANKS
AUSTRALIAN BIOBANKS
MIDDLE EAST BIOBANKS
ANIMAL & PLANT BIOBANKS


 

European Biobanks

AT Graz Biobank Graz
AT Vienna MUW Biobank
AT Vienna Ludwig Boltzman Tumour Bank
BE Brussels Saint-Luc Tumour Bank
BE Luxembourg Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg
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 Munich BrainNet Europe
DE Munich KORA-gen
DE Regensburg Danubian Biobank Consortium
EE Tartu Estonia Biobank
ES Barcelona Biobank of Hospital ClĂ­nic - IDIBAPS
ES Granada Andalusian Regional Tumour Bank
ES Madrid HIV Biobank
ES Madrid Spanish National Tumour Bank Network
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 Genetic Biobank Network
IT Milan BioRep
IT Milan Movement Disorders Biobank
IT Padua EuroBioBank
LV Riga Latvia Biobank
NL Groningen ErasmusMC
NL Groningen Lifelines Biobank
NL Rotterdam European Human Frozen Tissue Bank
NO Trondheim Regional Biobank of Central Norway
NO Levanger Hunt Biobank
SE Lund Swedish Regional Biobank
SE Malmo European Cancer Biobank
SE Stockholm Karolisnka Biobank
SE Stockholm LifeGene
SE Stockhom Swedish National Biobank Program
SE Umea Biobank of Northern Sweden
UK Birmingham Central England Haemato-Oncology Research Biobank
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 onCore UK
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 Banks
UK London King's College Infectious Diseases BioBank
UK London Neuroendocrine Tumors Biobank
UK London UK Parkinson's Disease Tissue Bank
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 Oxford Autism Brain Bank
UK Plymouth BioVault
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

London Lawson Brain Tumour Tissue Bank
Montreal CARTaGENE
Montreal Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank
Mont-Royal PROCURE Quebec Prostate Cancer Biobank
Toronto Canadian Virtual Brain Tumour Network
Toronto Ontario Tumour Bank
Edmonton Canadian Biosample Repository
Toronto Blood Borne Pathogens Laboratory
Toronto Sunnybrook Tumour Bank
Vancouver British Columbia Breast Cancer Tumour Bank
Vancouver British Columbia Gynaecologic Tissue Bank
Vancouver British Columbia Tumour Tissue Repository
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
AL Hunstville Conversant Biologics, Inc.
AZ Tucson Arizona Cancer Center Tumor Bank
AZ Sun City Banner Health Brain & Tissue Bank
AZ Phoenix Arizona Biospecimen Locator
AZ Phoenix ScienceCare
CA San Francisco AIDS & Cancer Specimen Resource
CA Los Angeles Autism Tissue Program
CA Monterey Biobanc USA
CA Fullerton Bio-Options
CA Los Angeles California Cryobank, Inc.
CA Van Nuys HemaCare Corp.
CA Loma Linda Loma Linda University Cancer Center Biospecimen Laboratory
CA Los Angeles National Neurological AIDS Bank
CA San Francisco PathServe
CA South San Francisco Cureline
CA Solana Beach PrecisionMed
CA Romona Protein Technologies
CA Santa Monica Sanguine BioSciences, Inc.
CA Palo Alto Stanford Tissue Bank
CA Berkley UC Berkley Biorepository
CA Sacramento UC Davis Biorepository
CA San Diego UC San Diego Biorepository
CA Los Angeles UCLA Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
CA San Francisco UCSF AIDS Specimen Bank
CA San Francisco UCSF Brain Tumor Tissue Bank
CA Mission Bay UCSF DNA Bank
CA San Francisco UCSF Specimen Banking Core
CA Westlake Village Coreva Human Milk Bank
CO Aurora Beryllium BioBank
CO Aurora Rocky Mountain MS Brain Tissue Bank
CO Nederland Donor Sibling Registry
CT Farmington Research Tissue Repository - University of Connecticut
CT Norwalk Myeloma Tissue Bank
DC Washington Genetic Alliance Biobank
DC Washington PXE Internatonal Tissue Bank
FL Boynton Beach International Biobank, Inc.
FL Gainesville Barth Syndrome Biorepository
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 Brain & Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders
FL Coral Gables University of Miami Tissue Bank
GA Atlanta Biorepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology
GA Augusta Medical College of Georgia Tumor Bank
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 Ochsner Tumor Tissue Bank
MA Boston Brighman & Women's-Harvard Biobank
MA Boston Dana Farber Tissue Bank
MA Cambridge Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
MA Lexington Store-a-Tooth Stem Cell Bank
MA Pepperell Masy Systems
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 Rockville BioReliance Biorepository
MD Beltsville Bioserve
MD Rockville Capital Biosciences
MD Rockville Fisher BioServices
MD Gaithersburg Genelogic
MD Chestertown ILSbio
MD Gaithersburg KamTek Biorepository
MD Baltimore Maryland Brain Collection
MD Frederick National Cancer Institute Biorepositories
MD Bethesda Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN)
MD Bethesda NCI Office of Biospecimens
MD Bethesda NIDDK Central Biorepository
MD Rockville Origene
MD Baltimore Tissue Banks International
MD Baltimore University of Maryland Brain & Tissue Bank
MD Rockville US Biomax
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
NC Durham Duke Biobank
NC Durham Duke Cancer Tissue Bank
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 Rutgers Cell & DNA Repository
NY Syracuse Central New York Eye & Tissue Bank
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 Cleveland Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
OH Powell Folio Biobank
OH Columbus Ohio State Biorepository
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 Oregon State Health Biolibrary
OR Portland National Psoriasis BioBank
OR Portland Oregon Brain Bank
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 Memphis World BioBank
TN Nashville Vanderbilt Biobank
TN Nashville Vanderbilt University (Cooperative Human Tissue Network)
TX Austin BioEden Tooth Cell Bank
TX Houston MD Anderson Clone Bank
TX Houston MD Anderson Gynecologic Cancer Tissue Bank
TX Houston MD Anderson Pancreas 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
VA Manassas ATCC
VA Charlottesville University of Virginia Biorepository
VA Fairfax Fairfax Cryobank
VA Richmond UNOS Network for Organ Sharing
WA Bainbridge Island Inflammatory Breast Cancer Biobank
WA Seattle International Histocompatibility Cell and DNA Bank
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 Taizhou Biobank
India Bangalore Brain Bank
India Narayana Hrudayalaya Tissue Bank and Stem Cell Research Center
India Tata Memorial Hospital Tissue Bank
India TCG Life Sciences Biobank
India Dhruv 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
Korea Seoul Cord Blood Bank
Malaysia CryoCord Stem Cell Bank
Malaysia Malaysian Tissue Bank
Malaysia StemLife Stem Cell Bank
Singapore Singapore Biobank
Singapore National University Tissue Repository
Singapore Singapore Cord Blood Bank
Singapore Singapore Tissue Network
Singapore StemCord Cord Blood Bank
Taiwan Taiwan Biobank (Chinese)
Thailand Asia Pacific Association of Tissue Banking
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
Carlton Victoria Victorian Cancer Care Biobank
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 Australian Brain Bank
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
Ecudaor Banco de datos de biodiversidad del Ecuador
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 Sciences Genebank
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)
UK Rare Breed Survival Trust
US Aged Rodent Tissue Bank
US Alpha Genesis
US Bioreclamation
US Folio Mouse Biobank
US K-Bar Livestock
US Magellan Bioscience Group
US Marine Mamal Tissue Bank
US Mouse ES Stem Cell Bank
US NCI National Products Branch
US SVF Foundation

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