Sample Processing


NIHR NBC is scalable and brings significant benefits to both scientists and funders:

  • Provision of complete service or selected parts.
  • Significantly reduced study start-up time and cost.
  • Reduction of the cost threshold for collection of biological samples in studies.
  • Reduction of risks to nationally important collections.
  • Effective transfer of knowledge.
  • Large economies of scale (capital, utilities, headcount, running costs, procurement and facilities).
  • Up to 60% energy saving and associated reduction in carbon footprint.
  • Single Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence.
  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management accreditation of services provision.
  • Efficient asset utilisation.
  • Access to individual specialists that could not be cost-effectively employed in individual studies.
  • Management of regulatory environment in a single place e.g. Open Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement, health and safety and data protection legislation.

Certificate Number 13546
ISO 9001