Biobank Open With Limited Capacity

We thank you for your patience during the closure of our hubs in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CryoArks team is now able to respond to some limited requests to loan or donate sample material. Loans may take longer than usual to process under current working conditions. Please contact us on enquiries@cryoarks.org for information about how to apply for samples, to discuss/arrange sample transfers, data management questions/requirements, or any other queries.

CryoArks

Animal biobanking for research and conservation

Why CryoArks?

Have you ever felt frustrated that you cannot access key samples for an animal genetics or genomics project? And would you know how to go about accessing such samples? Do you struggle to know how to best archive your samples? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, CryoArks is here to help!

The CryoArks biobank is an initiative that aims to bring together the diverse collections of animal frozen material found in museums, zoos, research institutes and universities across the UK to make them accessible to the UK’s research and conservation community.

A UK network of zoological biobanks that maintain frozen collections of animal genetic material to be used responsibly and sustainably in a wide range of applications that will further research knowledge and contribute to species conservation.

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Seeking samples for your project? Looking for advice and assistance to improve the standard of your frozen collections? Want to have your samples securely stored and curated? Join our community today!
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Mafalda Costa

Zoos biobanking for the future

There are hundreds of species represented in the Paignton Zoo collection and CryoArks research fellow, Gill Murray Dickson, chats to vet nurse Kelly Damon to find out more about how samples are routinely collected during post-mortem examination and why samples collected from zoo animals are so important for conservation research.

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Mafalda Costa

Over 1,000 animal samples arrive at Edinburgh Zoo’s biobank hub

Samples from over 220 different animal species at Paignton Zoo are being stored by scientists at the wildlife conservation charity as part of a project to give researchers around the world access to biological samples from endangered species and other wildlife. Now, over 1,000 samples from this collection are stored at the RZSS Biobank, one of the CryoArks hubs in Scotland.

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