Today’s remote research sites pose a challenge — but Cerba means certainty. Avoid the risk of lengthy transport and preserve your irreplaceable clinical trial samples in one of our strategically located, state-of-the-art storage facilities.

To meet increasingly stringent regulations and your research commitments, all Cerba Research global storage sites feature:  

  • Temperatures from ambient to -80° C, with available liquid nitrogen
  • Short- and long-term sample storage
  • Electronic barcoded sample tracking
  • QC of all shipments in and out
  • Qualified staff
  • Dedicated receiving, storage, retrieval, and shipment areas
  • Shipping performed to IATA standards

South Africa (BARC SA)

Our leading-edge biobank in South Africa, launched in 2009, is one of the largest biobanking facilities in the southern hemisphere. Store your samples here and benefit from:

  • World-class extraction facility
  • Nationally and globally accredited storage of clinical samples for over 13 diseases
  • Capacity for over 7 million clinical samples
    • 6.4 million at -80° C
    • 760,000 in the liquid nitrogen vapor phase
  • Ideal storage conditions, including for samples to be preserved in perpetuity
    • Ambient (20° C to 30° C)
    • Refrigerated (2° C to 8° C)
    • Frozen (-20° C, -80° C and -196° C)
  • Routine relabeling, anonymization, de-identification, and un-blinding services
  • Shipping performed to IATA standards
  • 24/7 FDA-approved independent system that ensures real-time continual monitoring of temperature, liquid and oxygen levels, and related equipment performance parameters; parameters electronically documented with SMS notification via two independent service providers to the standby staff in case of error

Learn more about protecting the integrity of your hard-won biospecimen assets — with state-of-the-art Cerba Research biological sample storage facilities.