Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Biological resources from animal species are efficiently curated and available as a resource for research and conservation, for UK scientists and worldwide

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Our Mission

To create a national zoological biobank that enhances and links the many diverse and disconnected frozen collections of animal genetic material found in universities, zoos, aquariums, museums and research institutes across the UK, and facilitates the responsible and sustainable use of these collections for a wide range of applications that will enhance fundamental research and species conservation

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Our Aims

The CryoArks overall goal is to create the UK’s first national zoological biobank to enable the efficient curation of existing and future frozen collections to give researchers and conservation planners across the UK access to tissues and cells from endangered species, livestock breeds, and other wildlife

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