Sample Storage Solutions

From discovery to clinical trials and therapeutic products, Azenta Life Sciences provides comprehensive storage solutions that go above and beyond throughout the research spectrum. With industry proven risk mitigation strategies, you can trust us to ensure that your irreplaceable assets are stored, audited, tracked, and delivered when you need them.

  • Over 200 types of samples and materials currently stored:

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Human/animal biologics:
(blood, tissues, cells, DNA, RNA, plasma, forensics, and fluids)

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Biological test materials:
(reagents, liquids, washes, and powders)

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Agricultural plant banking

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Research materials:
(slides, powders, paraffin blocks, and test materials)

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Drug R&D components

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Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), bulk drug substances, and finished therapeutics


Storage temperatures ranging from 27⁰ C to -196⁰C

Sample management available at customer site and Azenta site. Hybrid, and virtual storage models are also available. Our people, processes, and technology can also be contracted to support sample management at your facility for quality storage

Audit trail tracking of samples and materials within our 21 CFR, Part 11 compliant management system

Pioneer of Good Storage Practices (GSP)

Clinical sample storage

Biobank Key Features
  • Quality
    Our Quality management system is built to be compliant with stringent requirements of GxP. Licenses, certifications and accreditations include ISO 9001, CAP, CLIA, NABP, EMA, PMDA and NRC
  • Project management
    Subject matter experts will partner with your team to configure lifecycle management solutions for your workflows
  • Informatics and technical solutions
    24/7 visibility into inventory data, consolidation of third-party data, secure and compliant audit trail reporting, flexible tracking, web-based retrieval, and shipping. 21 CFR, Part 11 compliant software
  • Logistics
    Internationally-certified staff and facilities manage all logistics including tracking, temperature-controlled packaging, and documentation assistance. We are IATA, US DOT, and ADR certified
  • Rapid access
    Rapid retrieval as fast as 24 hours and shipment of samples/materials across the globe
  • Business continuity
    Our biorepositories are equipped with multiple redundancy systems to ensure the highest sample and material integrity, even in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency
  • Bioprocessing
    Most of our biorepositories are co-located with laboratories for bioprocessing services that include sample preparation, bioinformatics, and genomic / genetic analysis services
  • True best practices
    Our comprehensive lifecycle management solutions have been developed around 150+ industry best-practices, many of which set the industry benchmark for excellence
Biorepository Locations

Our global state-of-the-art biorepository/biobanking solution facilitates your research with country specific or worldwide services.

Our processes protect the identity, integrity, and chain-of-condition from the moment we receive the material until a retrieval is requested.

Biorepository Locations


  • Bronx, NY, USA
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Fresno, CA, USA
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Beijing, China
  • Griesheim, Germany
  • Singapore, Singapore

Support available at customer locations