Long-term Storage

Flexible, Cost-effective Storage Options

The Stanford Biobank currently spans across nearly 200 biorepositories and over half million stored vials, of which all are tracked centrally through our state-of-the-art software solutions. In addition, the biobank also manages data infrastructure and provides physical storage for several large multi-site efforts.

Our long-term storage solutions are flexible and cost-effective for academic biobanks of all sizes. We can manage your entire or half your inventory at our facility, and for local investigators, we have options for supporting you directly in your lab. Our facility is equipped with 24/7 monitoring and biobank personnel are trained for rapid retrievals of inventory managed through our central inventory system. We can distribute specimens back to your lab, collaborators per your approvals, or vendors for analysis.

For those of you requiring to keep the samples near you, we recommend splitting your inventory in half. While you can have samples in arm's reach to you for immediate analysis, be rest assured that archival material is safe at a remote location. After all, why risk your life's work should a freezer meltdown or natural disaster occur?

Biobank technicians are all trained on ISBER Best Practices to ensure quality handling and management of samples and freezers. This is supplemented by Stanford Biobank SOPs to ensure specific day-to-day operations are tracked and logged, including appropriate data capture into BiobankPro by the central clinical research lab.


  • Physical Storage
    10,000+ sq. ft. storage space
    Local and Offsite facilities
    30+ -80C freezer
    6x LN2 freezers
    Reallocation and distribution space
    Predicative analytical sensors on all freezers to monitor temperature and compressor health