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Biorepository Core

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

1 Medical Center Drive

HD 7927, Rubin 7

Lebanon, NH 03756

United States of America

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Primary Contact:

Tom Palys

Last Updated: 09/02/2016

Facility Details

The Center for Molecular Epidemiology Biorepository Core of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth utilizes a combination of manual and advanced robotic liquid handing processes, as well as traditional and state-of-the art automated archival storage strategies (e.g. ambient temperature, 4°C, -20°C, -80°C, and liquid nitrogen) to provide standardized services to the to members of the research community. The Biorepository manages a broad range of adult, child and infant specimen types, such as blood and its components, urine, nails, meconium, stool, placenta, breastmilk, DNA and RNA, as well as various environmental samples. Specimen processing services include blood fractionation, lymphocyte isolation, aliquoting of specimens for archival storage, human and microbiome nucleic acid extraction, quantification and normalization, tissue separation and fixation, specimen retrieval, shipping and referral management services. The Biorepository Core also plays a critical role in the development of new projects by working with investigators to pilot and establish methods for collection, processing, archiving and subsequent referral of study specimens. The Biorepository has processed roughly over 21,000 adult and infant specimens and archived over 100,000 aliquots. The Biorepository also manages the Dartmouth Biospecimen Storage Facility, a secure, off-site facility dedicated to long term storage of specimens, providing 24 hour/7 day a week, real-time video surveillance, continuous and redundant monitoring of freezer temperatures and emergency response to users.

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