Cataloguing and storage

The HCB is one of the few accredited and NSW Health certified biobanks in Australia to store FFPE, frozen tissue and blood for use by researchers. Our staff are highly trained in the use of Laboratory Managements Systems (OpenSpecimen) to ensure that all samples are efficiently catalogued and stored to the highest levels of industry standards. Operating with OpenSpecimen enables us to generate inventory reports with ease for efficient reporting and distribution when required. Our current partners range from commercial trial consortiums to smaller heritage collections and we have experience with both national and international shipping protocols.

If you or your research group are looking to store biological material please contact us for further information at

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.