Equipment & Instrumentation

biofreezersThe Central Biorepository uses specialized equipment and laboratory robotics to safely store and automate biospecimen processing. 

Equipment for the storage and transport of biospecimens:

  • Ultracold (-80˚C storage units with LN2 backup)
  • Brady label printers, Primera Cassette printer, barcode scanners
  • 3,000L bulk liquid nitrogen delivery system
  • Chart LN2 MVE Cryofreezers
  • Chart LN2 Cryoshippers
  • TempTrak temperature monitoring and alarm system     

Laboratory robotics with integrated barcode scanning and activity logs:

  • PerkinElmer chemagic Prime 4
  • Qiagen QIAsymphony DNA/RNA Extraction Robot (2)
  • TECAN Freedom Evo Liquid Handler (2)
  • Qiagen Tissue Lyser II Bead Mill

Instrumentation to quantify and evaluate nucleic acids:

  • BioTek Cytation 3 Imaging Reader
  • Agilent Technologies 4200 TapeStation
  • Lonza FlashGel System
CAP Accredited



Contact us at or (734) 647-8809 

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F 

North Campus Research Complex, Building 60-1660, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

A list of Central Biorepository contacts is available in the Personnel Directory