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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


Vici Blanc
CBR Director
Phone: 734 763 6423

Joe Paulauskis
CBR Associate Director
Phone: 734 660 3249

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


Name Role Phone Email Location
Vici Blanc
CBR Director
NCRC Bldg 36
Gail Osawa
734 647 6285
NCRC Bldg 36
Ryan Echlin
HITS / Product Manager
NCRC Bldg 36