The Partners HealthCare Biobank provides sample handling and preparation resources to investigators in the Partners research community. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively process specimens enabling the generation of high-quality data via downstream processes. The services provided are:
- DNA extraction from whole blood and saliva
- RNA extraction from whole blood
- Lymphoblast transformation
- Plasma/serum isolation
- Sample plating
- Sample retrieval
- Tissue extraction
All projects containing subject samples and submitted to the Partners Biobank for handling must be approved by an institutional review board (IRB). All specimens must be entered into our Laboratory Information Management System (Gateway for Integration of Genomic-Proteomic Applications and Data, also known as GIGPAD) prior to delivery.
Our staff will work with you to design an implementation plan that will best fit your research needs.
*Sample storage fees are applied on a quarterly basis.
Partners Personalized Medicine | Partners Biobank
65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours of Operation
The Partners Biobank is open from Monday to Friday 9 am-4 pm. Samples received after 2:30 pm will be processed the next business day. In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16th, the Biobank will be closed and no samples will be accepted.
For More Information
Contact Sarah Yuhas at 617-768-8557