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UMM Biorepository

Mission

The objective of the UMM Biorepository is to provide the resources and support for large-scale studies to empower basic and clinical researchers to make discoveries in genomics and ‘omics’ science and to translate these discoveries to more effective diagnostics and therapeutics.‌


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The UM Medicine Biorepository - A Freezer That is Heating up Research Efficiency



About

The UMM Biorepository is a resource building effort that includes banking of blood samples from UMMS patients as well as collections of various biospecimens from collaborating UM researchers. State of the-art robotic freezer and liquidhandling equipment offers a secure and managed environment for biospecimen processing, storage and distribution. Data connected to the samples is obtained through the electronic health record and/or study-specific data collection, allowing for multi-disciplinary research that can impact a range of health issues.


Major Equipment

Hamilton Biorepository (BiOS) Freezer System 

  • State-of-the-art automated, ultra-low temperature (-80oC) freezer system
  • Equipped to accommodate over 900,000 biospecimens

Microlab chemagic STAR liquid handling system (Hamilton) 

  • DNA/RNA extraction

Microlab STAR liquid handling system (Hamilton) 

  • Sample aliquoting and set up specific assays using retrieved samples

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CORE Services

Laboratory 

  • Sample processing & banking
  • DNA/RNA extraction & banking
  • Sample storage
  • Sample retrieval

Clinical Research Support 

  • IRB protocol preparation assistance
  • Consenting
  • Phlebotomy/sample collection
  • Survey administration

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Damcott_Coleen

Coleen M. Damcott, PhD
Director, University of Maryland Medicine
(UMM) Biorepository
Program for Personalized and
Genomic Medicine
cdamcott@medicine.umaryland.edu


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer, BSN, RN
Head, Clinical Research Office
Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine
kpalmer@medicine.umaryland.edu


Services We Offer

Laboratory

  • Sample processing & banking
  • DNA/RNA extraction & banking
  • Sample storage
  • Sample retrieval

Clinical Research Support

  • IRB protocol preparation assistance
  • Consenting
  • Phlebotomy/sample collection
  • Survey administration

Bressler Research Building, Room 7-010
655 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-0453

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