The listed fees apply to the storage of human specimens in the Biobank’s freezers in LKS. Please contact us for information about storing specimens at St. Joesph’s Healthcare Centre.

The Biobank offers cryo-storage to researchers on a fee-for-service basis. Prior to gaining access to this service, it is recommended to contact the Biobank in order to discuss your project so we can identify your storage needs and identify any biohazardous risk in the samples being brought to the facility.

Storage Fees

Ultra Low Temperature Storage

Storage in -80 C Freezers:

  • Internal Unity Health appointed Investigators: $30/Rack/Month and $100/Shelf/Month
  • External Academic Investigators: $35/Rack/Month and $120/Shelf/Month
  • External Industry or Pharma Investigators: Please contact us for more information 

Cryogenic Temperature Storage

Storage in Liquid Nitrogen, standard cryogenic box:

  • Internal Unity Health appointed Investigators: $2.5/Box/Month
  • External Academic Investigators: $3.5/Box/Month
  • External Industry or Pharma Users: Please contact us for more information
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