Equipment & Instrumentation
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State-of-the-art infrastructure to safely support your studies. 

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The Central Biorepository uses specialized equipment and laboratory robotics to safely store and automate biospecimen processing. 

Equipment for the Storage & Transport of Biospecimens

  • Ultracold (-80˚C storage units with LN2 backup)
  • Brady label printers, Primera Cassette printer, barcode scanners
  • 3,000L bulk liquid nitrogen delivery system
  • Chart LN2 MVE Cryofreezers
  • Chart LN2 Cryoshippers
  • TempTrak temperature monitoring and alarm system     

Laboratory Robotics with Integrated Barcode Scanning & Activity Logs

  • PerkinElmer chemagic Prime 4
  • Qiagen QIAsymphony DNA/RNA Extraction Robot (2)
  • TECAN Freedom Evo Liquid Handler (2)
  • Qiagen Tissue Lyser II Bead Mill

Instrumentation to Quantify and Evaluate Nucleic Acids

  • BioTek Cytation 3 Imaging Reader
  • Agilent Technologies 4200 TapeStation
  • Lonza FlashGel System
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Central Biorepository
Medical School Office of Research
North Campus Research Complex, Building 60-1661
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday 

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Phone Number: 734-647-8809
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We're Accredited – The Central Biorepository is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program.