Liverpool Musculoskeletal Biobank

The Biobank aims to facilitate musculoskeletal research. To support primarily research in the University of Liverpool. It will also support other research partners both nationally and internationally. A variety of musculoskeletal tissues are collected prospectively from consented patients undergoing both elective and trauma orthopaedic surgery. Patients demographic and medical history is obtained as well as outcome and quality of life assessment scores. We are able to collect all orthopaedic surgery waste products e.g. cartilage, bone, synovium, synovial fluid, adipose tissue, ligaments, muscle, capsule, bone marrow and venous blood samples.


  • Ability to recontact
  • Access to the full pathology archive
  • Cell culture
  • Data analytics
  • Digital imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry - scoring
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Osteoarthritis

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of knee (disorder)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (disorder)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoma of soft tissue (disorder)

Contact Information


North West Cancer Research Centre
200 London Road
L3 9TA

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A