Pathology and Biorepository Core

The Pathology and Biorepository Core integrates extensive anatomic pathology expertise with the best practices in biorepository management to ensure high-quality biospecimens and analysis for internal investigators and external collaborations. The Institute’s Biorepository is nationally and internationally recognized, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (no. 8017856).


Join us for the VARI Scientific Vendor Expo

The Pathology and Biorepository Core is taking part in the inaugural VARI Scientific Vendor Expo, where you can meet with Core and industry representatives to learn about some of the newest and most innovative products available in the life sciences industry! Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Registration closes September 11.

The Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) Annual Meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the University of Michigan Medical School Central Biorepository. The meeting provides opportunities to learn more about biobanking in Michigan and will include talks from active biorepository and research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

The GLBRN is a consortium of academic medical and research institutions that aims to raise the level of practices in managing the collection, quality, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that the management of biospecimens is completed with a high degree of stewardship that increases access to biospecimens, as well as inspires institutional research collaborations.


VARI’s Biorepository is pleased to currently provide services to the following projects and consortia:

  • National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium
  • NCI’s Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables Program Biorepository
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • VARI–SU2C Epigenetics Dream Team