NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Bio-Repository

The NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Bio-repository is part of NHS Scotland NHS Research Scotland Infrastructure. There is a network of Bio-repository across Scotland designed to encourage use of tissue in research and boost availability of tissue across Scotland. Each Bio-repository node holds the responsibility for tissue governance for local and partner Health Boards with a main focus on facilitating access to surplus diagnostic and surgical tissue for use in research.


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

Existing samples:

  • Malignant tumour of breast
  • Malignant tumour of colon
  • Mesothelioma (malignant, clinical disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Malignant tumour of colon


  • The Scottish Biorepository Network

Contact Information


GGC Bio-repository
Laboratory Medicine Building
1345 Govan Road
Glasgow (City of)
G51 4TY

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