The Specimen Storage Facility (SSF) currently maintains four mechanical freezer storage sites and a LN2 freezer storage site. Both investigator and SSF owned freezers are monitored and maintained by SSF staff 24/7 to virtually eliminate specimen loss due to freezer failures. Quality is maintained via our contracted independent QA oversight and guidance. Our facility and procedures are ISBER compliant (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories).
The Clinical and Translational Support Laboratory (CTSL) provides SOP-driven, protocol specific processing and shipping services for studies collecting human derived research specimens. The highest levels of quality and consistency are assured due to our voluntary compliance to GCPs and GLPs along with independent QA oversight.