Specimens may be requested directly through the National Institutes of Health NeuroBioBank Portal.
For prospective biobanking and contract services please click here for the Tissue Request Form. The information you provide within this application will aid the Brain Endowment Bank in the development of the procurement protocols to be used in the recovery, processing, preservation and shipping of human tissues for your research.
We will contact you upon receipt of your application.
Once your request is approved, a timeline for delivery of tissue will be established. Appropriate samples will be shipped as tissue becomes available. The process may take 3-6 weeks.
Serological testing is available and the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank™ does not knowingly ship tissues with infectious diseases. However, testing does not guarantee safety and human tissues may harbor unknown infectious agents. Therefore, all human tissue samples should always be handled using standard universal precautions.