Researchers and drug and device companies use biospecimens (biological materials) to understand disease mechanisms, diagnose or predict disease and find potential treatments.
At Aurora Research Institute’s Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center (BSRC), we collect and store biospecimens, like blood and tumor tissue. Researchers and companies use these materials to discover:
Our mission is to support research and medical product development by providing high-quality biospecimens efficiently while maintaining Aurora Health Care’s high ethical standards.
We have the staff, protocols and safeguards in place to get projects up and running quickly.
The advantages of working with BSRC include:
We have provided biospecimens to Aurora researchers and for medical research across the country.
People who have consented to let us use their biospecimens to advance research or product development may have supported some of the following:
If you have any questions about our research, contact us.
We want to help you get your research up and running as quickly as possible.
To make the process quicker and more efficient, we handle all biospecimen approvals and collections across Aurora. This centralized process means researchers don’t have to approach and apply to numerous hospitals or clinics to get their biospecimens.
In collaboration with the Biospecimen Utilization Committee, BSRC has IRB permission to approve specimen collection without the researcher having to resubmit full proposals for approval. This cuts down on paperwork and saves time.
To apply for biospecimens for your medical research, complete the BSRC Request form (PDF download).