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Génome Québec and CIUSSS du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Biobank

The only robotized room temperature biobank for DNA storage in North America.

The Génome Québec and CIUSSS du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Biobank is a world-class high technology infrastructure dedicated to managing biological and non-biological samples with the potential to influence or interact with human health. The Biobank can especially support projects such as CARTaGENE, ECOGENE-21 and biodiversity initiative, and it facilitates the intergration of "omic sciences" in a continuum of projects ranging from populations to communities.

Deployed at Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional de Chicoutimi and affiliated with Université de Montréal, the Biobank operates as a technology platform for Génome Québec.

Technical Characteristics:

  • Ability to prepare, store, track and manage millions of biological and non-biological samples over the long term (several decades), and in different conditions: room temparature, +4°C, -20°C, -80°C, and -190°C (cryopreservation)
  • Automated systems for a high thoughput and effective management of samples (storage, capture, plate set-up and withdrawal, etc.)
  • Sophisticated, highly automated technical plateform, with a mirror site, and international partnership
  • Specialized human resources
  • Secured system entailing encryption and anonymisation of all samples
  • Development of new systems (R&D) and intergration of existing leading-edge systems
  • Management under govenment and university governance



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