Arden Tissue Bank

Arden Tissue Bank operates under a Human Tissue Authority post mortem licence within a district general hospital. The biobank has generic ethical approval, and is able to collect tissues prospectively across a wide range of tissue types. In addition the biobank has access to the full pathological archive across three hospital sites. The cellular pathology archive is searchable by SNOMED coding for selection of specific conditions of interest. The cellular pathology archive alone totals almost 2 million blocks, with full patient data available from 2005 including pathology reports.

Services

  • Access to the full pathology archive
  • Digital imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation

Existing samples:

  • Fit and well
  • Malignant tumour of lung

Networks

  • Confederation of Cancer Biobanks

Contact Information

Email:
ardentissuebank@uhcw.nhs.uk
Telephone:
02746 967033
Address:

Arden Tissue Bank
Pathology Department
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick NHS Trust
Binley
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV2 2DX
UK

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 9 1 1 8 1 1
2016 4 6 1 4 2 1
2017 6 5 4 6 6 4
2018 11 8 2 11 8 6
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A