Biological resources can be stored at IZSLER-BVR facilities as a second site or backup security system (safe deposit) or for deposit in the open collection. These services can be performed for microorganisms and viruses that can be preserved frozen or freeze-dried in mechanical freezers (-20°C, -80°C) or in nitrogen vapor phase (-80°C), cell cultures that are cryopreserved in nitrogen vapor phase in cryogenic tanks monitored by a specific control and alarm system (-196°C). All samples are labeled with bi-dimensional barcode and data are collected in a data base software that allows to trace number and position of each sample.
All biological resources are deposited at the temperature and conditions related to the characteristics of the material.
Intending Depositors are requested to fill in the specific Deposit Entry Form.
The following categories of deposit are currently available:
To deposit biological resources, please read each term of the deposit agreement. Please be sure to contact us at the address shown below before deposit, since some biological resources may not be accepted for safety and other reasons.
Biobank Veterinary Resources (BVR)
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER)
Via A. Bianchi, 9
Phone: +39 030 2290 248/536
Fax: +39 030 2290 286/392
BIOBANK infrastructure of IZSLER has the mission of collecting all biological resources submitted to purity and identity controls, stored in different laboratories. It is difficult to get from others biological samples with known characteristics except for those that are obtained from certified Centres.
To cover this gap all biological resources collected at IZSLER biobank have been controlled and characterised by standard protocols to have detailed information on their main features. These data are included in a data base published in this web site.
Biobank infrastructure is made from best of breed technology to preserve all biological resources stored by IZSLER laboratories.
Riccardo Villa (Biobank Manager)
Phone: +39 (030) 2290-248 / 536
Fax: +39 (030) 2290-386