Biospecimen Research Unit

Collecting, managing and distributing samples for research & discovery

In collaboration with the CHOP Biorepository Core and the Department of Pathology, under the leadership of Mariarita Santi, MD, PhD, the Biospecimen Research Unit (BRU) is responsible for the standardized collection, processing, management, and distribution of samples for research
and discovery.


CHOP Biorepository
Co-directors of the Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D³b) Jay Storm, MD (left) and Adam Resnick, PhD (right), inspect a biorepository storage tank used to store biospecimen samples at -80°C.

Focus Area 1


Cell Line Generation

Focus Area 2

PDX Models

Focus Area 3

Biospecimen driven research


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