Biorepository services

CSM offers biorepository services ranging from short- and long-term biological sample storage of samples collected during a clinical trial to the management of a client's entire biorepository.

Biorepository services include storage infrastructure, flow management, and location and management of sample demographic data.

CSM has one database for our centralized global studies services. This creates a customer-friendly tool for monitoring the import of demographics. It also allows you to have a view of your samples and their respective freezers.

We provide around 150 freezers with approximately 1.8 million stored samples. However, we have the capacity for 250 freezers (BE) and 100 (US), including liquid nitrogen storage as well as the bar-coded scanning and our unique over tubing process.


Biorepository at CSM


We actively monitor the temperature of your samples 24/7. In the highly unlikely event that there is an issue, we will be alerted immediately to address and notify you as appropriate.

At our biological sample storage facilities, we use the CSM Sample Data System, a proprietary information tool for storing and managing biological samples and it is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. We can provide storage of human, or animal, biological samples to meet good (clinical) laboratory practice (GCLP and GLP).

Once we understand the logistics of what your biological samples require, we tailor your biorepository services to create solutions ranging from short- and long-term storage of the biological samples collected during your trial, to the entire management of your biological sample storage. Biorepository services include storage infrastructure, flow management, and location and data information management.


Biorepository Services for Biological Samples:


  • At a variety of temperatures including cold chain storage requirements:
  • Ambient (15-25°C)
  • +2-8℃
  • – 20°C
  • – 40°C
  • – 80°C
  • – 190°C Cryogenic (liquid nitrogen – vapor phase)
  • Of blood, plasma, urine, feces, tissues, serum, biopsies, cell cultures, paraffin blocks, DNA and other substances
  • In all types of tubes, individually, by cryo-box or in bulk


Read CSM's Guide to Biological Sample Management


CSM's Biorepository


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