The University of Miami has a number of well-established biospecimen collections that contain a wide array of samples from diverse patient populations in South Florida. These collections, housing more than 400,000 samples, represent the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino portion of the U.S. demography.
The goal of BioResource Program of the Miami CTSI is to build the infrastructure for a centralized system that will facilitate utilization and quality improvement of the University’s various biorepositories.
Consultations are available in the following:
- Best practices for specimen procurement, processing, quality control, storage, retrieval, and distribution.
- Standard operating procedures for patient consent, protection, and privacy.
BioResource affiliated cores can also assist with the following on a cost-per-service basis.
- Cell Lines
- DNA Processing
- Tissue Procurement
Richard J. Cote, M.D., FRCPath, FCAP
Joseph A. Zeitouni, M.D.