The Sheffield Biorepository

Freezer RoomOur Service and Facilities

Our Biorepository offers a secure centralised storage location, with fully alarmed freezer units and facilities that are closely monitored by staff within the Medical School of Sheffield University. We have a partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals that guarantees compliance and best practice with HTA regulations.

For your individual requirements we can provide a range of safe storage systems via proven cryogenic facilities, along with provision for collections of samples suitably prepared for room temperature storage. We also have a range of conventional freezer and refrigeration based storage options.


We have a range of facilities to meet all your storage requirements:

 -80c freezer banks

 Liquid Nitrogen Storage Tanks

 A range of cold storage from 4c to -20c

 FFPE Storage Areas

 Boxes for Slide Cataloging

 Whole Tissue Storage Location


Our service features all the following:

  • Fully certified power backup system provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Internet based, secure remote monitoring service with telephone contact list for staff who are on call 24 hours a day
  • Secure storage with access limited to Biorepository staff and accompanied visitors
  • Via online Tissue Auditor software we provide full access to sample information

CloudLIMS LogoCloudLIMS BioTracer Database

CloudLIMS Lite is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), offered as SaaS, enabling the Biorepository to automate our workflows and securely store all sample data with full audit trails.

Tutela LogoTutela Alarm System

Tutela monitoring system is reinforced with a 24/7 fully manned human Alarm Response Team – based in the UK. We are notified of any alarms by the trained operators following a pre-arranged contact list of Biorepository staff, ensuring absolute viability of your samples stored at our facility.