Biobank



The HKSTP Biobank is established to enable biomedical research through access to high quality samples in academic and commercial institutions, fostering innovative discoveries and improve treatment options – benefiting the public with common good.

The facility aims to provide a centralised system to collect, process, store and share biospecimens from various research areas to facilitate biomedical R&D. We welcome users from companies, academics and other organizations; we are the first biobank for industry in Hong Kong. Our setup and operation follow international biobanking standards to ensure high quality services.

The biobank also includes histopathology and cytology services for research purposes – to facilitate R&D of companies as well as academic groups in Hong Kong. Our experienced technical staff (include registered MLT I) ensure accurate and efficient processing of specimens sent to the lab. We can also provide training sessions of histopathology and cytology techniques to students/trainees/researchers.

Our facilities and equipment

  • Ultra low temperature storage (-80oC)
  • Cryo-preservation storage (below -130oC in vapour phase)
  • Temperature monitoring system (24/7)
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Secured access control system
  • CO2 incubators
  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Imaging system
  • Cell counter
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • Tissue processor
  • Embedding centre
  • Microtome
  • Cassette printer
  • Slide printer
  • Staining and coverslipping system
  • IHC staining system
  • Block and slide management system

Our services include

(services will be launched in phases)

  • Sample storage (biological materials)
  • Sample deposits and retrieval
  • Sample processing
  • Prospective sample collection – planning and collaboration
  • Integration of retrospective collections
  • Tissue dissection and processing
  • Paraffin block embedding and sectioning
  • Paraffin section for DNA or RNA tube (can include H&E slide)
  • Tissue section slides staining (H&E)
  • Section slide mounting
  • IHC automated staining system
  • Smear slides staining (H&E)
  • Block and slide management

Please click HERE for our Service Terms and Conditions.

Our Biobank Service Price List

Special discount will be offered to our tenants and local Universities. Please contact us for more details.

 

Enquiry

Email address: biobank@hkstp.org

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