Storage Solutions.

Your samples’ safety is our priority.


At UK Biocentre, our prime concern is the maintenance and protection of your samples. We know that the long-term integrity of your samples is critical to the success of your research project both now and in the future.

Our 70,000 square feet facility in Milton Keynes specialises in the management and processing of bio-medical samples. This is complemented by our secondary site in Oxford which is dedicated to long-term archival storage.

We can store over 35 million samples across fully automated -80°C stores, manual storage in -80°C freezers and - 196°C liquid nitrogen tanks.


Our storage solutions

Automated storage

Our automated storage combines high efficiency with a trusted and reliable way of storing samples. Samples are stored securely, with the quality and integrity of each and every sample maintained through temperature homogeneity and minimised thermal disruption. High-speed robotic sample picking ensures targeted and flexible sample availability.

This type of storage is more reliable, more energy efficient and manages emissions far more effectively compared to standard manual freezers making it the most environmentally friendly option.

Benefits of automated storage:

  • High-speed robotic sample picking + cherry picking with reduced risk of freeze/thaw cycle damage.
  • Integrated sample lineage via our Laboratory Management System (LIMS).
  • Assured cost-effectiveness.
  • Best in class quality management.
  • Assured sample integrity.
  • Reduced carbon footprint due to energy efficiency and lower emissions.

Your sample’s safety is our 24/7 commitment

  • Globally recognised ISO ISO 15189:2012, 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013.
  • Human Tissue Act (HTA) license 12624 for both our sites.
  • Bespoke Quality Management System.
  • Internal auditing.
  • Multi-level disaster prevention and recovery plan.

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