Throughout your research journey, we’re dedicated to delivering your science.

Your trusted partner for end-to-end biospecimen processing.

A beacon in biomedical innovation

Providing end-to-end biospecimen processing solutions for scientific research.

UK Biocentre is a respected leader in sample management, high-capacity bioprocessing & analysis, and automated storage. We support and facilitate large-scale biomedical, pharmaceutical, and clinical studies, enabling life-changing research in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech communities. From the outset we’ve valued our role as essential collaborators in the scientific process providing reliable, high-quality solutions that help researchers make critical advancements in their fields. This drives our passion for delivering unparalleled services, using state-of-the-art technology, and adhering to the highest compliance, certification and accreditation standards.


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We are able to process tens to thousands of samples per day at high throughput, using automated systems and scalable operations.

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Capacity to store over 35 million samples across fully automated -80°C stores.

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Project & Advisory services

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We will provide you with tailored advice and strategies to enhance the quality and impact of your studies.

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Sample Shipping & Courier

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We can arrange shipping of samples through our own courier or our extensive network of high-quality sample transportation parters.

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UK Biocentre, a beacon in biomedical innovation >>

We are firmly committed to advancing science by consistently driving quality and innovation. Our state-of-the-art technology and quality accreditations and certifications enable us to provide bespoke, agile solutions specifically designed to deliver the study you are running.

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We have long standing experience in the life science sector utilising cutting-edge technology, supported by highly experienced personnel, which enables us to successfully process large scale, high capacity studies.


Sites – Our main facility is in Milton Keynes with an additional storage facility in Oxford.


Square feet – Our purpose-built facility in Milton Keynes is used for the management, processing and analysis of biological samples for biomedical research.


Million samples – we have sample storage capacity in fully automated -80C stores, manual storage in -80C freezers and -196C liquid nitrogen tanks.


Million COVID-19 samples processed in 2020/21.

Why choose UK Biocentre

Our mission is to be the centre of excellence for UK sample processing and management and a key part of the UK science infrastructure.

We are extremely proud to work on clinical studies and research programmes that make far reaching contributions to the world of life science. We understand your research objectives & your end goal – what success looks like to you – and can help you navigate the challenges that you may face. We have the technical expertise, skills & capability, combined with the dynamic, adaptable agility to design and deliver a solution that achieves your goals first time, every time.

Our team of passionate, dedicated, and trusted experts treat your samples with the utmost care throughout their journey and are proud to partner with you on your research project.

  • End-to-end solutions tailored to your research needs
  • Sample visibility via LIMS
  • Sample data and info can be provided in real time by our project managers
  • State of the Art technology
  • A dedicated and experienced team of experts
  • HTA licensed, ISO9001:2015, ISO15189:2012, ISO27001:2013 and data protection standards

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End-to-end Solutions

We know that the world of scientific research can be complicated. We’ve answered some of the questions that we are often asked to help you on your journey too.


Sample Processing


Automated -80.C storage solutions


DNA/RNA Quantification


Sample Receipting



Frequently Asked Questions

We provide end-to-end solutions, from sample collection through to processing, analysis and long term sample cold storage.