Biospecimen Core

Now Open!

We are excited to announce the staged opening of the Pitt Biospecimen Core Biobank located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh!

For the first stage of our facility opening, the PBC project managers are available to meet with investigators interesting in biobanking. They will help get quotes for grant budgets, check IRB status/appropriateness, and determine a standard operating procedure (SOP) for sample processing for specific projects.

Researchers should not expect samples to be collected until later this year at the earliest.

Please contact Christina Kline at the PBC to set up a meeting.


We would like to thank our donors and funding sources for their generous donations to the Biospecimen Core so that we can support our researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pitt Pediatrics: 

  • The Beck Family 
  • Cure Rock
  • The Pittsburgh Sarcoma Research Collaborative (@PittSaRC) Chancellor's Pitt SEED award

Workflow for Investigators

Review the process to send work requests to the Biospecimen Core.


Contact members of the Biospecimen Core.