BioDock biobank meets the ever-growing demand for cryogenic sample storage. Our services include biobanking management and consultancy services, biobank contingency and disaster planning, and biological sample storage solutions.
We are proud to offer competitively priced, bespoke services to meet our clients’ needs, supported by a team of Project Managers always on
hand to support you.
Our storage facilities are highly regulated and operate to GDP standards. All storage vessels are monitored using round-the-clock, real-time temperature monitoring systems with experienced scientific officers on standby to handle any unexpected issues. This, coupled with multiple contingency plans and 24/7 security, ensures that all samples are securely stored at all times.
All of our equipment is fully validated, maintained and serviced. We offer multiple storage sites, all with readily available back up. A team of experienced scientific officers remain on standby to handle any unexpected issues for each of our facilities.
We have held our HTA licence for over a decade and are certified according to ISO 9001:2015 to ensure a quality management system. We are also licensed by the HFEA to undertake the storage of eggs, sperm and embryos.
All of our samples are monitored in real time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have full disaster recovery & contingency plans to ensure the safe storage of our client’s samples.
To help meet increasing regulatory requirements of contingency plans, we developed each of our services with the ability to tailor to your needs – contingency planning, bio-banking consultancy and storage options with a range of temperature conditions available.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIOBANK
Since the first biobanks opened for business in the late 1990s, the industry has expanded rapidly in terms of scale and complexity. From drug development to stem cell research, many scientific businesses now rely on biobanks’ specialized systems to manage and store their samples and related data.
Having delivered custom biobanking solutions for a range of businesses over the years, we pride ourselves on efficiency; securing the maximum number of viable samples and accurate clinical data, whilst complying with all regulatory standards. However, to help make your decision on which biobank to choose, here are some key factors to consider:
Your chosen biobank should be well-established and have a proven history of stability. You should be reassured that your samples are safe and secure for the foreseeable future.
Experience and knowledge
Your chosen biobank should be experienced in the handling and controlled storage of biological materials to preserve the quality of your samples. Accreditations and licences are good indicators of a biobank’s quality and ability.
Your chosen biobank should have sufficient capacity to grow and accommodate additional samples if you decide to move off-site in the future.
A good quality biobank accepts that the future can include unforeseeable events and plan accordingly. Your chosen biobank should be able to demonstrate a documented, effective contingency plan that protects against a wide variety of possible events.
The service offered should be based around your needs and the needs of your samples. A one-size-fits-all approach to biobanking is rarely optimal for the samples.
Your chosen biobank should be able to explain the reasons behind choosing their storage equipment. The equipment should be thoroughly validated and monitored during use. Backup equipment is also a crucial component of an effective contingency plan.