UMMS Central Biorepository

Overview of Services

The centralized biorepository is an enterprise resource fostering collaboration among UMMS investigators by providing access to biospecimens annotated with research and clinical data. For researchers collecting human specimens, the CBR offers support services including processing and secure storage. Operating as a core recharge unit, the CBR offers:

  • Access to tens of thousands of biospecimens annotated with clinical and research data
  • Secure, monitored storage in our CAP-accredited, LIMS-managed laboratories
  • Automated, laboratory processing of your biospecimens under standardized and validated protocols
  • Logistics and controlled distribution of your biospecimens
  • Regulatory submission preparation

Leadership

Vici Blanc
CBR Director
Phone: 734 763 6423
Email: vmb@med.umich.edu

Joe Paulauskis
CBR Associate Director
Phone: 734 660 3249
Email: jpaulaus@med.umich.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

CBR 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

HITS  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

2800 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48109

1600 Huron Parkway Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Links and Resources

  1. CBR
  2. HITS
  3. iLab Solutions

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Vici Blanc
CBR Director
 
734-763-6423
 
vmb@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Gail Osawa
User
 
734 647 6285
 
gosawa@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36
 
Ryan Echlin
HITS / Product Manager
 

 
rechlin@med.umich.edu
 
NCRC Bldg 36