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Interim Director: Gregory Riedlinger, MD, PhD

Associate Director: Hatem E. Sabaawy, MD, PhD

Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service 



The Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service shared resource (Biorepository) of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Cancer Center managed shared resource whose purpose is to support transdisciplinary and translational research through cost-effective, quality-controlled tissue collection, biospecimen procurement and processing, and cancer clinical trial support.
CAP accreditationThe Biorepository provides tissues for cancer research through a seamless acquisition-processing-distribution pathway. The resource staff also provides collection and processing of clinical trial specimens by adhering to specific protocols. Our CLIA licensed histology laboratory delivers state-of-the-art technologies for tissue analysis along with professional tissue examination by board-certified pathologists. The Biorepository follows best practices as dictated by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines. The Biorepository uses state-of-the-art technologies for tissue analysis and professional interpretation under CAP guidelines. In addition, the Biorepository serves as an “honest broker” and maintains the chain of custody for patient samples and their clinical annotations.

The Biorepository is comprised of the Banking Group and the Histopathology Service (HPS).
The Biorepository Lab Divisions support clinical trials, tissue banking, and basic science by collecting, cataloging, processing, storing, and distributing bio-specimens from human subjects while archiving useful medical information along with written patient consents.



"Services, results and/or products in support of the research project were generated by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service Shared Resource, supported, in part, with funding from NCI-CCSG P30CA072720-5919."

Please consider including the names of individuals from the shared resource if they provided any intellectual input or additional effort.

NIH Public Access Policy: Publications that result from services provided by this Shared Resource must be compliant with the NIH Public Access policy by submitting your paper to PubMed Central. Go to: for PubMed Central's submission methods instructions.  

If you require additional guidance on how to properly acknowledge a single shared resource or multiple shared resources you may contact Janet Bandoy, Shared Resources Coordinator.


Last updated 11/16/2021