Newcastle Biobank, Newcastle University

Newcastle Biobank is a research tissue bank within Newcastle University operating under Human Tissue Authority (HTA licence no. 12534). The biobank facilitates the collection of samples (excess to diagnostic requirement) from patients and volunteers for use in medical research. Applications are made to Newcastle Biobank to: (1) Establish a new sample collection for use in future unspecified research; (2) Access existing samples within the biobank. Newcastle Biobank also accepts legacy collections of samples from research projects with expiring ethical approvals. Newcastle Biobank holds many different types of samples, including solid tissues, cell suspensions such as ascitic fluid, blood samples, saliva, urine, buccal swabs etc. Both fresh frozen and fixed, embedded tissues are stored.

Contact Information

Email:
Newcastle.biobank@ncl.ac.uk
Address:

Newcastle Biobank
Room G.48, IoD POD
Edwardson Building
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 5PL
UK

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