Biospecimen Storage

Safety and integrity is the bottom line for storage

"We emphasize state-of-the-art technology. Our high standard of quality is passed directly to you and enhances the integrity of your research."

Jessica Erbsen
Lab Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Bioservices

“How do I know that my samples will be safe?” As researchers ourselves, we understand that your research depends upon the safety and integrity of the samples within your collection.

Storage options to fit your needs

  • Extensive range of storage options, from ambient to -minus 80 C to liquid nitrogen
  • Customized to best meet your research needs
  • Full program to assure business continuity (download summary)

Our investment in automation ensures sample integrity

Our new facility in Rochester, Minnesota was designed and constructed specifically to support our approach to sample storage and management. We designed our facility to house our new Hamilton BiOS LX robotic freezer system, the first of its kind in the United States.

We designed our facility to support our objectives:

  • Superior efficiency
  • Ability to meet the needs of the smallest storage project to the largest in scope
  • Increased standardization of procedures and processes

Whether you’re storing a single sample or millions, we’ll store it safely and retrieve it when you need it.

Single Centralized Facility

Our laboratory and storage facility covers 65,000 square feet of dedicated space. This single, centralized facility provides numerous advantages, including greater efficiency, increased automation, greater uniformity, and increased standardization of procedures and processes, which means high-quality material for investigators. Mayo Clinic Bioservices offers a variety of sample storage solutions with both conventional and robotically controlled freezers. We offer cost-effective and secure sample shipment supported by a national network of courier services, as well as kit building.

Download a printable brochure on our storage services

Shipping Solutions

Domestic or international, from one tube to millions, we’ll handle it for you.
  • Our staff is International Air Transport Association (IATA) trained.
  • We prepare samples for both domestic shipment and for transit to destinations worldwide.
  • Samples can be shipped at ambient, chilled or frozen temperatures.
  • We work with a variety of courier services to send your samples through the Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, Minnesota. There, samples are air freighted daily to and from our location.