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Since 1993


The UC San Diego Biorepository and Tissue Technology Shared Resource offers a wide array of services from human bio-specimen collection to high quality histopathological services. Together, we provide acquisition, multi-modality processing and archiving of well-annotated human biospecimens, seamlessly integrated with histology and tissue analysis services.

Help us, help you. Donate!

Your blood and tissue samples are frozen and used to help the local research community in their search for a cure. Learn more about our consenting process and how you can help today.

Doing Research? Here's how we can help.

Take a look at our consenting process, the variety of services and resources available at your fingertips, as well as the types of tissue you can request.


What's new at BTTSR?

Here at the Biorepository and Tissue Technology Shared Resource, we keep pushing our limits to be the best we can be, because we understand that you're doing everything you can to be the best you can be too. Check below for our most recent projects and newest services

Testing Viable Cell Processing

Whatever your company is most known for should go right here, whether that's bratwurst or baseball caps or vampire bat removal.

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The IntelliPATH FLX®

The Tissue Technology Shared Resource is excited to announce the incorporation of a cutting edge technology for IHC/IF needs: The IntelliPATH FLX®. This features:

  • A flexible fully open system
  • Increased convenience, productivity and ease of use.
  • Simultaneous multiplex IHC/IF
  • Continuous random access
  • Highspeed turnaround and output
  • Connect and manage data
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With the introduction of this instrument to our inventory, we were able to generate readily available control tissues and custom TMAs in a simpler, affordable way for biomarker validation.
Tissue microarray is an innovation in the field of pathology that facilitates rapid translation of molecular discoveries for research and clinical applications.
Using this technique, up to 96 cores can be arrayed into a single paraffin block. It can permit simultaneous analysis of molecular targets at the DNA, mRNA, and protein levels under identical, standardized conditions on a single glass slide, and also provide maximal preservation and use of limited and irreplaceable archival tissue samples.

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