• Cincinnati Biobank Core Facility
    We aim to promote world-class biomedical research by ensuring availability of the highest quality biospecimens to meet researchers’ needs. We provide access to services for standardized and centralized acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens for research. These services are available to researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, surrounding academic centers and beyond. We are also home to the Better Outcomes for Children (BofC) biorepository. BofC is an institution-wide initiative to collect and store leftover clinical samples for research use.

    The Cincinnati Biobank offers sample collection, processing, storage and distribution services for investigator developed sample collections. We perform specialized banking and processing, as well as bulk processing and storage. Cincinnati Biobank personnel have experience planning and executing sample collection protocols based on the latest biospecimen research and evidence-based methodology.

    Contact Us

    To use or services or get more information about the Cincinnati Biobank, please email biobank@cchmc.org.

    For biofluid requests, contact Justin Hogan: justin.hogan@cchmc.org; 513-803-5166.
    For tissue requests, contact Megan Prather: pamela.prather@cchmc.org; 513-803-3338.

  • Techniques & Services

    Learn more about the techniques we employ and the services available to researchers.

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  • Meet the Team

    Learn more about the Cincinnati Biobank's team members.

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  • A BioBank tech checks to see if a specimen is being kept at the proper temperature.

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  • Cryogenic storage vials.

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  • BioBank technicians at work.

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